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Hi there, I would not necessarily say that it is usual for such conversations to happen but it is possible. Usually two employers will only get in touch with each other following a reference request but if they know each other they can discuss this without a formal reference request. People talk about others without their knowledge or permission every day and in all sorts of situations so that in itself is not illegal – you do not need a person’s consent to talk about them to others. Of course that does not mean that they can necessarily discuss personal details about that person so you could try and argue that discussing your notice period, could be a breach of data protection. It is not that strong of an argument though because personal data under data protection is date from which an individual is recognised and it is unlikely that your notice period alone is enough to amount to personal data but you could still try and raise that argument. That is all you can do in the circumstances though, you cannot really take any legal action over this, you need to show there was a data breach and that there were losses suffered as a result, which is unlikely to have happened here.
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