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Digital crime

We all like freebies, don't we. Offering a product for nothing is a proven way of gaining subscribers to an email marketing list. And who could resist taking possession of a USB stick found in the car park outside your offices? The recent successful attack on Talk Talk’s data should ensure that anyone involved in … READ MORE »

Life after Safe Harbour

There has been a fair bit on the internet about the ECJ's rejection of Safe Harbour (SA), the agreement between the USA and the EU which sets a catch-all agreement for the transfer of data between the USA and the EAA. There has been little new information of help for email marketing. Some things have … READ MORE »

Problems with Principle 8 and email marketing

The European Court of Justice has decided that the Safe Harbour Scheme (SHS) does not provide adequate protection for data transferred to the USA and therefore it falls outside Principle 8 of the Data Protection Act. In essence the court has recognised that agreements cannot be binding on national governments. The court ruling stated: "legislation … READ MORE »

The end of Safe Harbour for email marketing

Tuesday's finding of the European Court with regards the Safe Harbor Scheme (SHS) no longer being recognised as providing adequate protection for data transferred to the USA gives rise to fundamental concerns for email marketing. On these pages we warned of the risks of sending data to the USA well before the access that NSA … READ MORE »

Tailoring your emails

We, and I include me in this, speak a great deal about using email marketing software to define the design and other circumstances of your campaigns. After all, you might well feel you know more about a subscriber’s best interests than they do themselves.  Split testing will define the best time to send a marketing … READ MORE »

Data destruction and email marketing

Email marketing’s dependence on digital information has produced situations where a word in common usage is just not precise enough. Take destroy for instance. One dictionary definition is ‘to ruin completely’. It is not quite that straightforward once we start storing data on computers. The data needs to be legally secure. The Data Protection Act  tells … READ MORE »

Destroying personal data

Always make sure that your clients are protected! The Data Protection Act (the Act) has 8 Principles, the fifth of which has the requirement that ‘personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes’. You must delete such data. Delete is … READ MORE »

The safety of your email marketing lists

There is a saying which goes along the lines of: if you get the basics right, the rest will follow. I’m not sure that’s entirely right but the reverse is spot on. You can’t do anything without the fundamentals in place. A large travel insurance company has recently been heavily fined for contravention of the … READ MORE »

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