Ms Ruth Boardman

Ruth Boardman

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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

ICO's investigation into data broking sector and enforcement notice to Experian
United Kingdom | 20 November 2020

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently published a report on its investigation into data protection compliance in the direct marketing data broking sector. The ICO's investigation focused on offline marketing services offered by the three largest credit reference agencies in the United Kingdom. The investigation covered only direct marketing services and did not extend to the core credit referencing function of these companies.

Information Commissioner publishes draft Code of Practice on Direct Marketing
United Kingdom | 17 January 2020

The Information Commissioner's Office recently published its draft Code of Practice on Direct Marketing. Covering traditional e-marketing but also newer tools increasingly relevant to marketers such as social media and adtech, the code is essential reading for those engaging in direct marketing activities in the United Kingdom. It includes important clarifications and updates to previous guidance, particularly in relation to in-app marketing messages, refer-a-friend schemes and marketing via social network platforms.

Cookies: ICO publishes new guidance
United Kingdom | 09 August 2019

The UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), recently published new guidance on the use of cookies and a myth-busting blog post. The new guidance follows the ICO's June report into ad tech and real-time bidding, which raised substantial compliance challenges in relation to cookies.