Tag: Email Data

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 »

What is ‘privacy by design’?

Privacy by design is an approach to projects that promotes privacy and data protection compliance from the start. Unfortunately, these issues are often bolted on as an after-thought or ignored altogether. Although this approach is not a requirement of the Data Protection Act, it will help organisations comply with their obligations under the legislation. The … READ MORE »

Privacy by Design, the new essential

If you retain email marketing lists the General Data Protection Regulations will have a substantial impact on the way you do business. Whilst the two years until implementation is comforting, what must be accepted is that planning needs to start now. One of the key tools in this process is Privacy by Design. I’m unable … READ MORE »

Email marketing’s compliance with the GDPR

Two months ago we mentioned that you should start preparing for the effects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) soon. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has gone one step further and suggested you should begin now. For all of us in email marketing and data retention their 12-step advice document is a must read. … READ MORE »

The impossible dream for email marketing?

Many suggested that a replacement for the defunct Safe Harbour would require major changes in the ethos of the USA security services and so was unlikely to come to fruition. The short deadline given to the committee tasked with producing its replacement merely exacerbated the problems. But to defy the nay-sayers, we have the proposed … READ MORE »

Privacy Shield and email marketing

On 29 February the European Commission published its delayed update on the Privacy Shield which will, it suggests, restore trust in transatlantic data flow. It does this via an umbrella agreement ensuring high data protection standards.  It guarantees, it says, that there will be no mass surveillance by the USA because of robust obligations placed … READ MORE »

Creative email marketing

There is no fundamental difference between face to face selling and a marketing email. Sure, there is clever technology, email marketing templates and quick returns, but the basics are identical. It irritates me when I ‘fall for’ sales techniques in showrooms, but I comfort myself with the thought that I have that in common with … READ MORE »

Is the GDPR a threat to email marketing?

It might be difficult to work up sufficient enthusiasm for something that will not be here for another two years at least. What if I told you it could give you an edge? The draft EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) was published in January this year and now goes into the negotiation phase preparatory … READ MORE »

Preparing for the EU data protection rules

Whilst all companies deal with the personal details of customers, the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is of especial interest to those involved in email marketing. The requirements of the new rules, although unlikely to be law before 2018, are such that planning needs to start soon. Implementation of the plans should start only … READ MORE »

Privacy Shield & email marketing

It was a mistake to stipulate a deadline for the Article 29 Working Party to produce a replacement Safe Harbour after it was successfully challenged by Hanff, a law student, in the EU court. Email marketing, with its dependence on personal data, needed a clear and enforceable plan and not something cobbled together in a … READ MORE »

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