A UK-based recruitment website focusing specifically on the technology industry has somehow obtained a copy of LinkedIn's public profile database and are hosting it on their own website as if it were their own data. The information in question is a copy and is not sourced live; as such, when information on LinkedIn is edited, the data on this website does not change.
After editing my LinkedIn profile last year to make it private and to hide information that could be used to identify and locate me (something I want to go to all lengths to avoid), I found this website carrying a copy of my profile as it once appeared on LinkedIn. The website in question appears to have been started around May of this year – 2017 – so it is anyone's guess where this LinkedIn data came from, but it is absolutely out-of-date, as it shows information I specifically went out of my way to hide.
I have made repeated attempts to contact this company, but they are making a point of ignoring my emails, going as far as to place a mandate to create an account in order to view profiles (I believe to throw me off the scent). I have sent the ICO several emails but they are not responding. I have spoken to the people hosting the website in an attempt to go over the heads of the management, who clearly do not care, but have not heard anything back so far.
As I understand it this is a gross invasion of my privacy. I never gave the website or company in question my personal information, but they are hosting it regardless as if they have my consent. I have made it clear to them in the emails they have ignored that they do not. As I understand it, I have a right under the Data Protection Act to demand these people remove the data they have on me, but even so, I do not know what my next avenue should be.
My question is – is there anything I can do to get them to listen without having to hire a solicitor and take this to court?