"I received a call from a very polite but somewhat deaf woman trying to get me to re-subscribe to the Bee. She works for an outside company. She asked why I had stopped... She was a bit dismissive of my “opinion” and tried to tell me what a great deal they were offering me..."
The goal of the calls is to entice former subscribers to consider taking the paper on weekends, or partially subscribing for a low rate.
I understand other people who have dropped their subscription have also been getting calls.
The reader added he is on the do-not-call registry and isn't happy the Bee has passed his personal information on to an unknown company without his permission.
Seems like a breach of trust on the Bee's part, if not an ethical violation.
What do you think -- is it ethical for the Bee to pass private subscriber information to a third party?