What happens when say company EvilkorP sends untrue information and/or information that it is not entitled to share to company Y, and EvilkorP asks company Y to mention some fact about the victim (you) that is only known by EvilkorP?

What do investigators do?

  • I would be looking for evidence that EvilkorP has defamed me, and also breached GDPR rules by sending defamatory information to Y, where Y is Packetvideo. Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 23:12
  • It would seem that the GDPR is more honored in the breach. eg. derspreebogen.home.blog/… Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 23:14
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about the law or legal process, or the legal professions.
    – user4657
    Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 23:26
  • Isn't obtaining evidence 90% of the judicial process? Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 23:28
  • No, it's a scientific process heavily influenced by sociological and legal (and sometimes political) factors, but not part of the legal process itself. Rules of evidence in a courtroom, whether a particular means of gaining evidence is legal, or similar questions are about the law; asking how to get the evidence in the first place is not.
    – user4657
    Commented Jun 2, 2019 at 0:36

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You can submit GDPR requests to both companies asking them what information they have about you and who they have disclosed it to. They are legally required to provide this information apart from certain exemptions. If they fail to do so then they are in breach of the GDPR.

  • What if the companies involved don't answer truthfully? Yes, it's obviously illegal to do so, but how would you prove it?
    – Philipp
    Commented Nov 7, 2019 at 15:40
  • I think the only way to have a hope of finding out is to make an SAR for every marketing contact, and all their up and downstream data contacts. Any lies that are exposed outside the company should be detectable. A software tool is probably required to do this efficiently.
    – Dave
    Commented Dec 1, 2020 at 18:16

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