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Businesses warned against ‘dressing up’ marketing emails that customers have opted out of

Businesses cannot send marketing emails to customers that have elected to opt out of receiving such messages as part of moves to update their terms and conditions, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

Source: Businesses warned against ‘dressing up’ marketing emails that customers have opted out of

ICO’s Publishes Its Annual Report for 2016/17

UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its annual report for 2016/17. The report includes the ICO’s annual operational performance statistics which were published separately earlier this year and which reflected the office’s consistently improving work to regulate information rights in the UK.

Source: ICO’s Annual Report for 2016/17 highlights a year of achievements and future challenges | ICO

New Zealand’s proposed privacy trust mark may provide organisations “competitive advantage”

On 5 July 2017, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand (‘OPCNZ’) launched a survey on the creation of a privacy trust mark system to be administered by the OPCNZ. The Survey is part of its vision to help consumers gain trust and confidence that their personal information will be safeguarded and make it easier for them to choose privacy-friendly goods and services. In this respect, the proposed Privacy Tick trust mark is intended to endorse products and services which are ‘designed with privacy in mind.’

Source: New Zealand: OPCNZ’s proposed privacy trust mark may provide organisations “competitive advantage” – DataGuidance

ICO issues record number of PECR penalties

The ICO issued, in the past 12 months, more fines for PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations) breaches than ever before. The ICO’s 2016-17 Annual Report, issued today, reveals that the ICO issued 23 penalties totalling £1,923,000. One of the largest fines was £270,000, served on Road Traffic Consult trading as Media Tactics for making 22 million unsolicited automated marketing calls to members of the public.

Source: ICO issues record number of PECR penalties – Privacy Laws & Business

Recruiters Use ‘Geofencing’ To Target Potential Hires Where They Live And Work

Geofencing sets up virtual boundaries to enable tracking of mobile devices in an area. It can be used to send coupons to customers. Now some employers are using it to target and recruit workers.

Source: Recruiters Use ‘Geofencing’ To Target Potential Hires Where They Live And Work : All Tech Considered : NPR

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