Lucy Dixon, 32, acc*sed him of bre-aching data protection regulations for taking her number, which was meant to be used to contact her if someone nearby had tested positive for Covid-19.
In the messages, the man calling himself Tom said: ‘Hey gorgeous, hope you’re well? X-x ‘Was fun seeing you at the [pub]’
Lucy, who also does work as a dancer, f-ire performer, and personal trainer, – replied: ‘Who is this? I actually don’t know who you are.’ The guy then sent her a selfie-and added: ‘I was working the night you came in, you’re gorgeous x’
Lucy, who lives near Leamington Spa, Warwick, added: ‘How did you get my number?’He replied: ‘Off Insta. Hope that’s ok?’But she h-it back and said: ‘My number isn’t on Insta.’
The man then said: ‘Sorry if not. If you want me to leave it’s fine.’But he pers!sted and added: ‘Where abouts you from?’After working it out, Lucy added: ‘Have you taken my number from when I ordered drinks through the app last night?’
To which he replied: ‘Maybe. But if you want me to leave it is fine.‘And sorry if so. I’m guessing so.’She responded: ‘You know that’s aga!nst the law?’He then added: ‘As I said I’m sorry so I’ll leave it.’Lucy posted gr-abs of the messages on Facebook, saying it was a bre-ach of General Data Protection Regulation.
Under Government measures pubs and ba-rs have to ask customers to leave their contact details so they can be called in the event of a outbr*ak.Her post has now gone viral and has had over 4,000 shares, likes and comments.
Lucy said: ‘Track and Trace, and ba-rs having to take down your details in order for you to be there these days.‘And this is exactly what should never happen.‘A complete bre-ach of GDPR.‘Currently getting to the bottom of how and why this has happened. Surely these are meant to be secure databases no?’
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