Bad PRIn reference to the whole Thinkhouse PR thing, from here:
Quote the first:
ps- the DAta Protection AGency has reverted to THPR on the matter to which you refer. THey have confirmed that no further action will be taken against THinkhouse. They also apologied for having to follow the complaint up.
Clear nonsense; it is the DPA's job to follow complaints up.
Quote the second:
I would like to clarify a point. The Data Protection Commissioner's Office, in response to a complaint made to it about Thinkhouse, did not apologise for having to follow the complaint up. It confirmed that no further action would be taken against Thinkhouse on this complaint following procedural changes introduced by Thinkhouse to prevent a recurrence.
Both from the same person (Jane McDaid of the poor English skills, mentioned in the last post; a Jane McDaid is the MD of Thinkhouse), a day apart. Hmm. I mean it doesn't give a good impression, it really doesn't. Possibly they need to hire a PR firm :)
Update: The DPC have made it clear that there was no apology, over on Damien's blog.