Tag: Information Commissioners Office

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 »

ICO Guidance On Personal Health Data

With the end of Covid restrictions in sight, if you have good eyesight, you are probably feeling a little euphoric. Maybe your short-term problems are over. A return to normal-ish email marketing campaign planning is surely just around the corner. It’s not a return to the ‘old days’. There are a number of factors with … READ MORE »

How TV Crime Drama Can Negatively Affect Data

Television crime drama is frustrating for anybody in email marketing who has control of personal data as the myth that it cannot be shared is reinforced time and again as the police investigator comes up against the block of, ‘I can’t share that with you because of data protection.’ I sometimes feel the obligation to … READ MORE »

Advice In The Post Transition Period

Whatever the results of the negotiations for the end of the transition period, we will have to manage the fallout. One problem for those giving advice is that the situation varies from company to company, product to product and from domestic to international. SMEs are probably going to be the hardest hit. Many depend on … READ MORE »

How Altruism Can Gain New Subscribers

The ICO has been very strict with regards to profiteering from Covid-19 response and lockdowns. Tell a lie in a marketing email and you are in the crosshairs. That should not stop you from experimenting with ways of gaining an advantage because of lockdown and people’s wish for more dependable information. Google is a ready … READ MORE »

How To Comply With ICO Working From Home

It might be fair to say that many email marketing companies view the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) with a degree of trepidation. They take pleasure in listing the latest penalties they have imposed on their website. It’s enough to make anyone nervous. However, they normally also list the criteria they will use to judge you, … READ MORE »

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 »

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