You might have heard recently about something called GDPR...in fact, if you're anything like me you've probably had a bunch of emails from various companies asking you to opt in to receiving emails from them...
GDPR is a new set of Data Protection laws that come into force on 25th May. In a nutshell, it means that companies have to tell you what data they collect from you, how they collect it, what they use it for and why. It also gives you as the consumer more rights - you now have the right to ask companies what data they hold on you, the right to correct your data, to ask them to delete your data, or to request a person processes your data rather than a machine, amongst others (if you want to read more about GDPR and your rights, the Information Commissioner's Office has all of the information you need - just click here.
So don't worry, rest easy!