Tag: DPA

How to protect your email lists from GDPR

The GDPR gives individuals the right, free of charge, to access their personal data by electronic means and to rectify or delete it. They also should be able to verify how their data is processed. There is a limitation imposed that individuals may only do so at reasonable intervals. You may be concerned for the … READ MORE »

Protecting your email marketing lists

Gloucester City Council (the Council) was hacked by, it is reported, Anonymous. It was fined by the ICO a not inconsiderable £100,000. This seems a bit like blaming a victim. Such a fine would be enough to cripple many companies. However, it is not quite as simple as it first appeares. The Data Protection Act … READ MORE »

The election result and email marketing

Last week’s election result surprised many, not least Theresa May. We will ignore the machinations of party politics and the problems with forming a coalition and concentrate on what its likely effect will be on email marketing. Let’s start by saying there is no consensus. A few minutes rustling through newspapers and online will reveal … READ MORE »

Yahoo!’s security breach & email marketing

500 million is just a number. It is so big that it is impossible to take in. It could be described as one person for every mile to the Moon but it would not explain the sheer quantity of victims. We might just as well say it’s a really big number. The news was widely … READ MORE »

Making plans

It is impossible to make effective and dependable predictions when the circumstances are undefined. The good news is that this does not mean that we cannot make plans to ensure the transition to leaving the EU is as risk free and profitable as possible for everyone engaged in email marketing. The first thing to do … READ MORE »

The Progress of Exit

There is no detailed plan for leaving the EU at the moment, one reason being that there cannot be until the negotiations post implementation of Article 50 come to at least some conclusions. However, for email marketing it could be a less bumpy ride than for many other businesses. One thing must be accepted; it … READ MORE »

10 working from home essentials

The security of your email marketing list is of paramount importance, not only in the business sense but with regards to fines and publicity should the worst happen. So allowing staff to work from home whilst having access to your database will be of concern. A policy is an essential.  Due to the variations in … READ MORE »

Home working policy

If you have staff who work from home, whether permanently, regularly or infrequently, you should have a written policy to which they must sign up to. You will also require a written policy for their immediate supervisor.  We will cover only the matters with regards to the security of data. Subjects such as Health and … READ MORE »

Ensuring compliance with home working

With the increase in demand for working from home comes headaches for the data protection officer. A recent case highlights the need for comprehensive policies to be in place for home working, and not just covering the worker themselves but their immediate supervisor.  In the case mentioned, the inquiry into the matter found the company, … READ MORE »

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