Tag: General Data Protection Regulation

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 »

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 »

The vote in the House of Commons

How to reassure your customers after the vote in the House of Commons A series of votes in the House of Commons, starting on 12th of February, on the subject of Brexit, was politically significant. The odd thing is that, from the point of view of email marketing, it means little. Your customers, however, are … READ MORE »

GDPR and how it does not affect Christmas

I know you are not that interested in my problems, not with Christmas coming and not knowing if Brexit is, but getting known as a writer on the GDPR and email marketing has a certain downside this time of the year. I’m being pointed to as the bloke who told the headmistress of my grandchildren’s … READ MORE »

Password protect your email marketing lists

There are no specified requirements in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) regarding passwords. This is not necessarily the good news that it might seem initially. If there were detailed requirements then all you would have to do is to conform to them and everything would be fine. The lack of precision means that critical decisions … READ MORE »

Protect your email marketing lists from cyber attack

A fundamental requirement of email marketing is to ensure our security systems are up to date. However, we react to threats so are always one step behind the hackers. What we view as cutting edge is a solution to yesterday’s problem.  You are not doubt reassured that your security systems, which deny access by way … READ MORE »

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