What can email marketers learn from the FTC's final privacy report?
It also said that:
Also, over the course of the next year, the Commission staff will work to encourage consumer privacy protections by focusing on five main action items:
The final report also calls on companies handling consumer data to implement recommendations for protecting privacy, including:
Hopefully you can see that this is not a regulation or enforceable framework, but does apply to all commercial entities that collect or use consumer data that can be reasonably linked to a specific consumer, computer, or device, unless the entity collects only non-sensitive data from fewer than 5,000 consumers per year and does not share the data with third parties. For many of you this will apply and you should already being doing a lot of this because of best common practices you've learned over the years when it comes to digital marketing through channels like email.
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Dennis Dayman has more than 17 years of experience combating spam, security issues, and improving e-mail delivery through industry policy, ISP relations, and technical solutions. As Eloqua's chief privacy and security officer, Dayman leverages his experience and industry connections to help Eloqua's customers maximize their delivery rates and compliance. Previously, Dayman worked for StrongMail Systems as director of deliverability, privacy, and standards, served in the Internet Security and Legal compliance division for Verizon Online, as a senior consultant at Mail Abuse Prevention Systems (MAPS), and started his career as director of policy and legal external affairs for Southwestern Bell Global, now AT&T. As a longstanding member of several boards within the messaging industry, including serving on the Board of Directors and the Sender SIG for the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG), Secretary/Treasurer for Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) Advisory Board, Dayman is actively involved in creating current Internet and telephony regulations, privacy policies, and anti-spam legislation laws for state and federal governments.
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