Tag: Information Commissioners Office

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 »

Organise Systems For Easing Restrictions

Easter was a time to forget all about Coronavirus, as well as email marketing of course, and reaffirm family bonds. That’s what I normally do. This year has been significantly different, mainly because my family stayed away. We stayed connected though. When the lockdown started we all logged onto Zoom, the conferencing software, and enjoyed … 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 »

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 »

DPIA And Its Impact On Email Marketing

Data protection regulations can be seen as the bane of anyone who collects or maintains personal data. We, with our dependence on email marketing lists, have to make a considerable investment with regards to research and training staff, so being told by the ICO that we might need to make a Data Protection Impact Assessment … READ MORE »

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