U.S. Privacy Act Updated: Modernizing Digital Due Process

Congress recently amended the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA) to require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing an individual’s emails through their email provider. Before this passing, a loophole in the original act allowed law enforcement to obtain emails older than 180 days from email providers...
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EEC Releases Updated Email Authentication Guide

Much has changed in the decade since the EEC last updated the Email Authentication FAQ. In 2006, DKIM was barely two years old, Sender ID was still a thing and DMARC hadn’t even been invented. The eec Advocacy Subcommittee believed it was high time to bring it up-to-date. Generally speaking...
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Shopping cart 'abandonment' emails trigger online tracking rules in Canada too!

Globalization affects eec members in a number of ways. Needing to manage marketing compliance rules across multiple jurisdictions is one such impact. Managing blind spots with how channel-specific rules impact cross-channel efforts is another. There is one blind spot in particular that deserves attention from retailers operating in Canada -- sending...
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The eec Global Email Marketing Compliance Guide is here!

Do you know the key email and data protection regulations across the globe? The eec Advocacy Subcommittee has published the definitive, but easy-to-use, guide that provides a quick look-up matrix of countries by alphabetical order and email compliance category. The Global Email Marketing Compliance Guide is a comprehensive matrix to...
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&THEN Email Insights

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA)’s &Then conference is in full swing this week in Boston. The conference brings together major vendors and practitioners of data-driven and direct marketing technology and solutions: from agencies to the big marketing clouds run by the likes of IBM and Adobe to the U.S. Postal...
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The Russian Data Protection Law review

As you may now know Russia passed a new law requiring the local storage in Russia of the personal data of Russian citizens. Under the Data Localization Law, businesses and data operators processing data of Russian citizens, whether collected online or offline, are obliged to record, systematize, accumulate, store, update,...
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Attention Email Marketers: M3AAWG Best Common Practices Guide Version 3 Is Worth Your Review!

Recently M3AAWG (the Messaging, Mobile and Malware Anti-Abuse Working Group) released version 3 of their Sender Best Common Practices. M3AAWG is the key industry body that includes mailbox providers, filter and anti-abuse companies, social networks and email senders. The members span the globe and are a veritable who’s who of...
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