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DoLocal Local digital marketing agency Liverpool
11Oct, 2018

Effects of Google Plus closure on local SEO

What should local businesses do now that Google+ is closing? Not worry about it. Google+ was one more social network that emerged following the success of Facebook and Twitter making life worse for small business owners in wondering which channel will outdo the others. Except for the image-based networks like Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat, other [...]
GDPR Fine. Nuisance calls. TPS
02Oct, 2018

Manchester firm fined £150,000 for making nuisance calls

A Manchester firm has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office(ICO) for making thousands of nuisance direct marketing phone calls. Oaklands Assist UK Ltd based in Radcliffe, made 63,724 calls over a two month period from May to July 2017 to people who were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The law states that [...]
Credit reference agency Equifax fined for data breach. GDPR
20Sep, 2018

Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 for security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued credit reference agency Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack in 2017. The incident, which happened between 13 May and 30 July 2017 in the US, affected 146 million customers globally. The ICO investigation [...]
ICO Ofcom Internet Harm Research Report
19Sep, 2018

79% of UK adult internet users have concern about aspects of going online

79% of UK adult internet users have concern(s) about aspects of going online 66% are concerned about CONTENT that people view, read or listen to online 58% are concerned about DATA / PRIVACY 55% are concerned about INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS 54% are concerned about HACKING / SECURITY 45% of UK adult internet users indicated [...]
Online Marketing Tips
12Sep, 2018

10 Online Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

GUEST POST If you don’t market your brand online, you are missing something big! Online Marketing is one of today’s most effective advertising medium used to reach a wider range of your target audience, generate leads, acquire customers, and build your brand online. How can a small business owner maximize the perks of marketing products/services [...]
Enterprise Content Management System
10Sep, 2018

What is enterprise content management ECM?

Enterprise content management (ECM) software OpenText ECM software provides content services to help connect content to digital businesses to accelerate productivity, improve governance and drive digital transformation. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) refers to a set of processes and technologies which manage information flows across the organization—from capture through to archiving and disposition. Enterprise content management [...]
Organisations to be more transparent - Cyber Security Survey
10Sep, 2018

Organisations Need to be Transparent with People’s Personal Information

The Information Commissioner is reminding organisations to be transparent with people’s personal information, after a survey revealed trust and confidence in how organisations handle personal data is still low, despite an improvement across sectors. One year on since the original benchmark research, the ICO has conducted another round of public research. RESEARCH FINDINGS: The research found [...]
GDPR Fine for Email Marketing without permission consent
10Sep, 2018

Marketing agency fined £60,000 for nuisance emails

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Everything DM Ltd (EDML), based in Stevenage, £60,000 for sending 1.42 million emails without consent. The investigation found that, between May 2016 and May 2017, the firm used its direct marketing system called ‘Touchpoint’ to send emails on behalf of its clients for a fee. Those emails gave [...]
GDPR Fine. Nuisance calls. TPS
09Aug, 2018

Marketing firm fined £100,000 for GDPR breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined an East Sussex marketing company £100,000 for making 75,649 nuisance calls. AMS Marketing Ltd, of Peacehaven, made the calls to people who had opted out of receiving marketing calls by registering with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This is against the law unless people give specific consent to receive marketing calls [...]