If I get one more email telling me that “GDPR means we have to ask you to opt-in” I think I’m going to go postal. Let’s do this slowly, and this time with feeling. Marketing (and fundraising) emails are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2003. That’s right, a 15-year-old piece of legislation. … Continue reading GDPR: you’re all getting it wrong
UPDATED 22nd of May 2018 This post has been getting a lot of traffic recently. I wrote it more than a year ago. Since then I've been working almost exclusively on GDPR implementation for clients and my understanding of the regulation has deepened. I'm going to leave the post as it was originally written below, but … Continue reading Kafka strikes again: GDPR requires consent, but you can’t ask for it
Virgin Media want me to let them use my home internet connection so they can provide free wi-fi to other Virgin customers who may be passing. Presumably, in time, they will also charge non-Virgin customers for the same privilege, so generating revenue from an infrastructure I paid them to install. The incentive for me is, … Continue reading Why do we let large businesses behave so badly?