Email and the Law

ICO’s Approach To Regulations During Covid-19

The Information Commissioner’s Office has, presumably under instruction, accepted that those companies with personal data are experiencing significant difficulties during the lockdown; and none more so than us in email marketing. It promises to approach the law with all the flexibility allowed, and that it will concentrate on the greatest threats. It’s not a carte … READ MORE »

Post Coronavirus Exit Strategy

The government assures us that now is not the time to plan their exit strategy as there are too many variables. Others might think that, for small and medium sized businesses, now is the time to work out what you want to do, and what you need to do. Email marketing lends itself to home … READ MORE »

Be A Source Of Information On Coronavirus

Everyone will be concerned about the effects of Coronavirus on their businesses. There are all sorts of untested changes that they’ll be putting in place and many will be confused as to the effectiveness and legality of them. You could help them. They are looking for the most up to date, and dependable information available … READ MORE »

How Will Brexit Change Email Marketing Norms?

The last day of January is when we will leave the EU. It is, whatever your wishes, a momentous day, not only politically, but many suggest there might be a threat to business interests, including email marketing. When the EU signs off the Withdrawal Agreement there will be an interval that has been called the Transition … READ MORE »

Advice for SME’s with the approach of Brexit

It is with a degree of embarrassment I admit to publishing, about a year ago, a calendar on the countdown to Brexit. The idea was to point out what small and medium sized email marketing companies needed to do to ensure a smooth transition. My only defence is that I was not the only person … READ MORE »

How SME’s Can Prepare For Brexit

Excuse me for getting personal, but Brexit, for me, is rather like waiting for my daughter to leave home. We didn’t particularly want it to happen. However, it was obvious that it would come about eventually. There were a lot of false starts. At the time of writing it seems probable that the election is … READ MORE »

An Interesting Period For Email Marketing

I have a fascination with history, especially the social and political sides; a bit of a contrast with email marketing. So you’d think I’d be thrilled to be, like you, in the middle of a political crisis. It’s the reverse in fact. I’m worried for the outcome.  There will be professors who specialise in Brexit … READ MORE »

Everyone should make friends with the ICO

The ICO (the Information Commissioner’s Office) polices data protection and, with our, hopefully massive, email marketing lists, you’d think we should be wary of them but it’s just the reverse. We should look upon them as a valuable asset.  It is almost as if the ICO doesn’t want a lot of bother. It’s the easy … READ MORE »

Methods Of Cyber Criminals In Email Marketing

I have always suggested looking to specialities outside of email marketing to see how they operate. Many use methods that we can usefully learn from. Let’s take what might seem a bold step further and see how criminals use emails in their activities. I’m not, of course, suggesting we indulge in any unlawful activity. However, … READ MORE »

Secure Your Email Lists From Cyber Criminals

Michigan State University recently published research into the methods that cyber criminals use to break into a company’s data. The types of attack include spyware, ransomware, and denial of service. If your email marketing lists are compromised, it will cost you more than just reputation. The most popular form of defence is based on software. … READ MORE »

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