“We only use information in a numerical, anonymised and aggregated way as is standard practice at many companies.
“It is not about providing information for sales or marketing use and does not include any personal data.
“This is all in accordance with industry guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office and the law.”
“Users need control of their data. Barclays should be asking people to opt in, rather than opt out, of data collection. Barclays’ privacy changes are just one more reason why new strong data protection needs to be implemented in Europe.
“As Barclays has been part of the massive lobby effort tabling 4,000 amendments to water the EU regulation down, MEPs should trust Barclays’ motives to change the law even less now they can see what the bank thinks meaningful consent and control really means for its customers.”