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dryburn

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#223128 14-Sep-2017 09:12
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Alright so I received a letter spam from National yesterday and have only recently moved onto this property.

 

I haven't signed up up for anything with them nor any other party or any other companies with promotional spam.

 

I have only enrolled to vote and car rego.

 

So how the hell did they get my name and address?

 

I haven't decided who to vote for but this doesn't go in nationals favor.

 

I feel like taking this to the papers/news outlets?


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Wiggum
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  #1864984 14-Sep-2017 09:27
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Not sure what was done wrong here. Do you complain about the flyers and adverting material in your letterbox too? What about the other political parties? What about your email spam?

 

Do the right thing, move on and chuck it in the recycling.


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  #1865011 14-Sep-2017 10:00
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I think they get your address from the electoral roll

If it helps I got the same spam letter from the national party,filed it under R for recycling

 
 
 
 


dryburn

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  #1865040 14-Sep-2017 10:24
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Wiggum:

 

Not sure what was done wrong here. Do you complain about the flyers and adverting material in your letterbox too? What about the other political parties? What about your email spam?

 

Do the right thing, move on and chuck it in the recycling.

 

 

 

 

This wasn't a flyer, It was a letter that had by name and address.

 

 

 

Must be from the electoral roll system, but still there must be some privacy breech from electoral roll


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  #1865075 14-Sep-2017 10:36
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dryburn:

 

Wiggum:

 

Not sure what was done wrong here. Do you complain about the flyers and adverting material in your letterbox too? What about the other political parties? What about your email spam?

 

Do the right thing, move on and chuck it in the recycling.

 

 

 

 

This wasn't a flyer, It was a letter that had by name and address.

 

 

 

Must be from the electoral roll system, but still there must be some privacy breech from electoral roll

 

 

Shock Horror! The government knows where we live.


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  #1865132 14-Sep-2017 11:23
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We had it too, but only one of us so it probably didn't come from the electoral role. There are so many assaults on privacy these days that I'm sure the addresses can be sourced from many places.

 

 





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dryburn

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  #1865138 14-Sep-2017 11:31
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This comes to mind

 

Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. - Snowden

 

 

 

I don't mind that the government has my details it's that they are coxing me to vote a particular way. I have minimal amount of services that have my new address and this is of concern to me, the question is how did they get it and is it legal.


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  #1865153 14-Sep-2017 11:40
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The general roll is published and anyone can access. However if you feel you or your family have a real safety concern you can ask to be placed on the unpublished roll.


 
 
 
 


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  #1865177 14-Sep-2017 11:56
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Sorry OP, but this seems to be a complete non-story.

 

The electoral roll has always been freely accessible.  Political parties have always used it to send campaign material to voters.

 

There is an election approaching, so you have been sent some information.

 

The fact that National appears to have been the only one organised enough to have sent it to you at your new address doesn't mean you need to make a tinfoil hat.


dryburn

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  #1865225 14-Sep-2017 12:52
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MikeB4:

 

The general roll is published and anyone can access. However if you feel you or your family have a real safety concern you can ask to be placed on the unpublished roll.

 

 

 

 

Awesome thanks Mike, at least that explains how they got my details.

 

 

 

No need for tin hats, and other things. Just wanted some sort of explanation and I got it. 


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  #1866378 14-Sep-2017 17:05
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dryburn:

 

Wiggum:

 

Not sure what was done wrong here. Do you complain about the flyers and adverting material in your letterbox too? What about the other political parties? What about your email spam?

 

Do the right thing, move on and chuck it in the recycling.

 

 

 

 

This wasn't a flyer, It was a letter that had by name and address.

 

 

 

Must be from the electoral roll system, but still there must be some privacy breech from electoral roll

 

 

 

 

The electoral roll is public data not private. You need a domestic violence restraining order type of scenario to get your details left off.

 

I don't, personally, agree with that - why should my name and address be available to anyone but those running the voting etc - but that is the way it is.






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  #1866797 15-Sep-2017 12:03
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 Yep, I have had one from each Labour and National so far. Good to see them both doing their bit to prop up NZ Post.


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