Specifically, as the person responsible tweeted, both companies informed their subscribers that they would get a 10% discount on insurance after voting in favour of Brexit.
Information Commissioner after conducting a research resulted that both companies took advantage of their customers' personal information aiming to use them for marketing and political reasons based on Brexit.
According to the survey, more than 1 million emails that were sent from the advertising agency to its subscribers were based on marketing purposes in favour of the insurance company.
The person responsible tweeted that his companies might have mistakenly sent the newsletter to their subscribers. Yet, there are no signs of conspiracy.
Mainly, the GDPR has been applying since 25 May 2018.
Generally, in less than a year after the regulation entered into force, citizens have become more conscious of the importance of data protection and of their rights, with national Data Protection Authorities having received more than 95,000 complaints from citizens by now, they stressed.
Concluding, the Data Protection Authorities are also enforcing the new rules and better coordinating their actions in the European Data Protection Board. They are guiding companies, especially small and medium sized enterprises, and citizens, explaining them their rights and obligations.