Off topic: DPA question

Roland Perry lists at
Fri Jun 13 12:10:11 BST 2014

In article <61E52F3A5532BE43B0211254F13883AE9829D8E8 at EXC001>, Andrew 
Cormack <Andrew.Cormack at> writes

>Just to add a wrinkle the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regs *do* distinguish between e-mail addresses of "individual subscribers" and
>others :(
>But even then it's pretty tricky, if you're external to the system, to try to distinguish them - how do you know whether andrew.cormack at
>is an 'individual subscriber' or not?

While you are very likely to be an individual, the word "subscriber" can 
have issues. I doubt you pay JANET's entire Internet or phone bill, for 

Of course, unsolicited email is only one of several reasons why the 
status of individual email addresses could be important.
Roland Perry

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