Every time we post on social media, download an app or fill in a job application, we’re sharing personal data that identifies us.
Here’s a few simple tips to help you stay secure:
The good news is that a new law – known as GDPR – came into force this year. It’s designed to better protect you and give you more control over your data. Another change is Open Banking, which aims to make the financial services industry more competitive and give consumers access to innovative products and services. It provides a new way to share personal financial information with organisations other than your bank – if you decide you want to.
At Bank of Scotland we’re committed to protecting your data. We respect your privacy and work hard to ensure we meet strict regulatory requirements, as we always have. You can find out more about how our state-of-the-art anti-fraud systems keep you safe here.
It’s important to know there are also some things we never do:
If you’re in any doubt about whether an email, text message or phone call is really from us, don’t share any information and don’t click on any links. And if you think you’ve been approached by a fraudster, here’s how to report it.