Our podcast on the upcoming GDPR regulations features Rob Andrews of Andrews Ritson Solicitors. Rob attempts to cut through the scary headlines about massive fines and red tape and offers common sense advice on what Construction Marketing professionals need to be aware of to ensure that they don't fall foul of the new guidelines.
GDPR is not a massive change to current data protection legislation. The current laws are now 20 years old, and the digital landscape has changed enormously. The new legislation is an attempt to protect individual data. However, the added safeguards for personal data follow current best practice and should not be a huge change for businesses who use market responsibly.
Don't worry about the fines! The message coming from the Chief Executive of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is that they want to help businesses implement the new laws correctly and that fines for those making genuine mistakes are unlikely.
How B2B records are not so different to B2C. Current guidance from the Direct Marketing Association really simplifies the steps necessary for compliance for B2B marketing. Rob's view though is that this advice leaves quite a few grey areas and urges caution to ensure that you don't fall foul of the Act.
Can you still use 3rd party data? Great practical advice from Rob about the use and risks associated with using lead services and purchased databases. Some good ideas here on how to protect yourself.
Listen to the full Podcast here.
Andrews Ritson GDPR Compliance Audit
Rob has generously offered a discount for anyone wishing to get a detailed GDPR compliance audit, to identify any issues or risks to current practices within their organisation.
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