Sending bulk emails? The ICO issues new guidance with words of warning

Are you sending out bulk emails to clients or prospects? If so, you should proceed with caution and take note of the ICO’s new guidance. The ICO has warned of the dangers of sending bulk emails, including the potential for personal data breaches. In particular, the ICO has highlighted the risks of using the ‘BCC’ function when sending bulk emails. The ICO has reprimanded and fined organisations for activities relating to sending out bulk emails. in 2021, HIV Scotland was fined £10,000 in connection with a data breach resulting from sending bulk emails.

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