Sep 192014
 
 September 19, 2014  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Susan Strongman reports:

House-hunters attending open homes have had their personal details passed on to marketing companies without their permission, sparking a warning from the Privacy Commissioner.

In one case, an Auckland woman was called by a financial services company after viewing a house being sold by LJ Hooker in Blockhouse Bay last weekend.

“She asked if I had visited that home,” the woman said. “When I said yes, she then asked if I was interested in purchasing a mortgage or organising finance from them.”

The woman said she gave her contact details for the register, but there was no information about them being passed on, or an opt-out option.

“I think it’s not right; you should have the option,” she said.

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