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Data protection reform takes a business-friendly turn

A more business-friendly draft of the Draft Protection Regulation emerges as the Irish presidency of the Council of Ministers draws to a close. The Irish Government has tabled a revised draft of Chapters 1-4 of the Data Protection Regulation, which will reassure direct marketers and any...

Proposed EU Data reforms âworse for UK businessesâ than feared

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has raised industry concerns that the latest changes to EU proposals on consumer data protection reforms are "far worse for UK businesses" than originally conceived. The DMA’s comments follow the publication (8 January 2013) of the latest version of the...

Industry urges ICO to get tough on spam text

The Justice Select Committee’s call for custodial sentences to be handed out for breaches of the Data Protection Act must prompt the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to start to get tough on text spam, the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has said.