Pension company fine highlights perils of bad advice and non-compliance

ICO fines company for unsolicited emails

Grove Pension Solutions Ltd has been fined ¬£40,000 for sending just over 2 million unsolicited emails. What’s interesting about this case is that a third-party was used to send the emails making use of hosted marketing campaigns. They even checked with a data protection expert and lawyer before instructing the marketing program to be carried …

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ICO issues fine for email marketing breach

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The ICO has issued a fine to Morrison Supermarkets for sending marketing consent emails to over 130k email addresses where the subjects had previously opted-out of marketing. Remember that even under the current data protection and privacy regimes you must have consent to send marketing materials.¬†There will be no change to this with the GDPR, …

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