I've just received an interesting email from Transport for London informing me of some engineering works that are going to affects some bus services (click image on right for larger version).
Minor problems. First, I have no idea how they got my email address (it was sent to another address not the one for the blog). It's possible it was on some Oyster application form but then I always opt-out when I give my email address on forms.
Second - and more importantly - the rules are pretty clearly on the Information Commissioner's website that even if you didn't refuse and opt-out initially you are "given a simple way to opt out in every future communication." Can you see an opt-out option in the above email? I don't think you can.
How many other email addresses do TfL have on record that they are sending unsolicited emails to and not allowing an opt-out? Slightly more disconcerting, does Livingstone, as ultimate top bod at TfL, have access to this email list as the elections near?