Q 6. You’re buying an item of clothing at the mall. As you’re about to pay for them, the shop assistant asks for your address and phone number. You:

Answer B. Ask why he needs it. Once you know what the shop plans to do with your information, you can decide whether to hand it over.

Shops will often ask for your address or phone number so they can send marketing material directly to you. Under the law, you have the right to ask why an organisation is collecting and using your information. You also have the right to refuse to hand over your information.