Lately, we’re getting lots of questions about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This seems like a topic that still needs some clarification. That’s why here we’ve put together a GDPR FAQ – a list of frequently asked questions about the regulation along with our answers. Hope you’ll find here some useful clues and practical tips about processing data and managing your email campaigns according to the GDPR principles.
There’s a lot of uncertainty around the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Since some of you target the UK, I think you wonder what will happen there in terms of GDPR. Will GDPR be still relevant after Brexit? Let’s see.
This blog post was written with the cooperation of Margaret Sikora, our Product Manager and Data Protection Officer at Woodpecker.
As with any form of business communication, there are a couple of rules you need to follow to make your email outreach professional. I took some time to research the requirements for a proper email outreach in countries, such as Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand, not to mention the United States (with recently updated California law), Norway, Germany, Switzerland, and of course, the rest of the countries that are a part of the European Union (read about GDPR here).
GDPR has been a big boom for us all. While browsing the Internet, we can easily find a lot of info about what GDPR is, who and what it applies to, and what requirements we should meet as companies in order to comply with the regulation. But for many of us in the Internet industry, there’s still the question of HOW we should actually apply it to our product.
At Woodpecker, we did some research, tried to find the best solutions to implement, and then finally we came up with the things that should be done to make our product GDPR–friendly. I wanted to share a few tips which may inspire you to introduce some changes to your product or service.
Some would immediately say Yes! to putting an unsubscribe link. Some would say No… The answer to this is more complex than it may seem, so whatever your first answer was, you may want to check this article for a non-radical but rather a common-sense approach to an opt-out in cold email.
GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation will be brought into effect on May 25, 2018. It’s still a few months ahead, but it’s good to learn right now how the regulation will affect you and your business. Especially if you send any kind of business emails. You could have already read some articles summarizing GDPR, but if you still don’t know how it will actually affect you in practice and what to do to be GDPR compliant, check out this post.