Tag: Information Commissioners Office

The ICO’s Views On FIO Requests

As you can imagine, I have to do a considerable amount of research with regards to the intricacies of email marketing in order to validate what I post on here. I’ve recently spent time on the Information Commissioners Office website, https://ico.org.uk/ . During periods of change, it’s almost a second home for me as it … READ MORE »

The Threat From Ransomware Is Increasing

There’s an old aphorism which is as true today as when it was first couched; a fence is only a barrier to those who don’t really want to get in. It’s not the most reassuring adage in the world. In fact, for those of us in email marketing, it encapsulates the threat that we live … READ MORE »

The Biggest Danger To Every Company

I attended – those were the days – a two-day seminar which was headlined as ways to avoid the habitual problems of SMEs. The various mistakes made by other companies were covered. It had particular relevance to email marketing as it focused on data security. Let me put you out of your misery with regards … READ MORE »

The Next Big Threat To Email Marketing

If you want to scare yourself, run an online search with the criterion, ‘data breach claims’. You will find a long list of companies offering ‘no-win no fee’ with the question, ‘Was your personal data leaked?’ If you remember the PPI frenzy, it might concern you. There are specifics in the search results, such as … READ MORE »

Ask Returning Staff For Feedback On Security

Thank goodness that’s over. We can now return to our normal working practices. With the end of the requirement to allow working from home, we can get our staff back under one roof and ensure that the data on subscribers to our email marketing lists are dealt with securely, without the fear of who might … READ MORE »

Does The Children’s Code Affect You?

The Children’s Code is the common name for the Age Appropriate Design Code (AADC), which is described as a data protection code of practice for online services, such as apps, online games, and web and social media sites, likely to be accessed by children. While it’s not specific to email marketing, if your company has … READ MORE »

Regulatory Oversight Post Adequacy Agreement

First, the good news for those in email marketing who are based only in the United Kingdom, are processing personal data and are unlikely to affect individuals in any other EU or EEA state: the answer is the ICO. However, UK-based controllers or processers who carry out cross-border processing of personal data, across member state … READ MORE »

Do UK Companies Require An EU Representative

It is quite refreshing to be able to be definitive with regards a question on email marketing; not something which I am all that familiar with, but I’ll give it a go. You require a European representative if you are a UK-based controller or processor with no offices, branches or other establishments in the EEA, … READ MORE »

Changes To Subject Access Requests

Email marketing lists are the key to success in our business, but with them comes responsibilities which must be complied with under threat of legal penalty. But even strict compliance doesn’t mean there’ll be no problems. Some companies have experienced difficulties with regards to nuisance subject access requests (SARs) and the recent legal High Court … READ MORE »

Post Brexit Changes To Email Marketing?

Having downtime due to lockdown, I did my annual clear-out of emails and documents I had saved over the past three years. In normal circumstances, I check each individually to see which is still relevant, but this time it was over quickly. Anything before December 2020 was deleted as it was of no practical use. … READ MORE »

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