"95% of is SMS is read within 2 mins and most people reply instantly"

Steve Procter, Director + SMS Expert

SMS Expert + GDPR Blog

All about SMS communications, marketing and technology ... and GDPR

The new GDPR regulation is coming on 25th May ... in just 67 days. It will have a big affect on how your business carries out communications and marketing.

GDPR is going to impact all aspects of your business and the way you process customer & user data. As a leading consultancy that helps businesses with SMS communications, marketing and technology, it therefore feels right that during 2018, the SMS Expert blog will be GDPR focused.

Please follow the links to read the latest GDPR News, see opinions from industry experts and view a whole range of useful information to help you and your business #getGDPRready. Of course, you will find plenty of information about SMS communications and marketing as well.

Help other businesses #getGDPRready, please email your GDPR-related news, opinions and event/webinar details to steve@sms.expert

Useful InfoGDPR

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Events + Webinars...

23rd April 2018, The GDPR Summit London

18th April 2018, DMA Webinar: GDPR - 10 practical steps to prepare you for the new regulation

27th March 2018, GDPR Essentials for Marketers

26th March 2018, DMA Webinar: Meeting the challenges of your third-party GDPR processor requirements

12th March 2018, DMA Webinar: a B2B GDPR update

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)...

ICO Commissioner Elizabeth Denham talking about GDPR

Making data protection your business

Getting ready for the GDPR

Guide to the GDPR

12 steps for businesses to take now

The ICO's myth buster

ICO advice service for small organisations

Data Protection Network (DPN)...

The DPN's blog of all things GDPR

The DPN's overview of GDPR

ePrivacy Regulation: What can we expect

Direct Marketing Association (DMA)...

The DMA's blog of all things GDPR

Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)...

Get the MMA's take on GDPR


Useful information from GDPR:Summit


Why GDPR opportunities far outweigh the costs

A blog of all things GDPR from Econsultancy

Simply Docs...

Legal document templates for GDPR


GDPR video from perspective of a USA-based domain name seller


catch up on all the latest GDPR news

WhatsApp sharing user data with Facebook would be illegal, rules ICO

WhatsApp public commitment not to share data - the document

WhatsApp signs public commitment not to share data

GDPR: A problem you may not know about

GDPR and the evolution of data protection

The BBC’s a ‘GDPR minefield’, says test manager

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Preparing for GDPR

GDPR 2018: What is General Data Protection Regulation? When does it apply?

Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe's new framework to aid with GDPR compliance

72% of Brits haven’t heard about GDPR

The role of technology in data protection under the GDPR

What does GDPR mean for the recruitment industry

Are your employees putting your organisation at risk

Local councils call for government funding for GDPR compliance

So the suits swanned off to GDPR events leaving you at the coalface? It's really more IT's problem

Even The Sun has a take on GDPR


follow the opinions of industry experts on GDPR

Everything hoteliers need to know about GDPR

GDPR, what a complete and utter pain in the backside”

Worried about GDPR? Verto have got you covered

Google sheds more light on Right To Be Forgotten requests

Single most important thing you need to do before the GDPR

GDPR from the perspective of a data provider

GDPR from the perspective of a digital agency

GDPR from the perspective of a web design company

GDPR Beyond Borders: Expert Guidance for Global Brands

GDPR – Why Consent Should Be Used As A Last Resort

GDPR: ten easy steps all organisations should follow

GDPR Essential knowledge for business

GDPR, how we can help your business to comply by May 2018

Re-consenting to marketing under GDPR?

GDPR from the perspective of a USA-based domain name seller

Post GDPR and ‘Soft Opt-In’ For Marketing

GDPR for marketers: Five examples of 'Legitimate Interests'

Steve SaysSMS

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The sneaky ways round GDPR have already begun

Direct SMS Delivery Versus Grey/Economy Routes & SIM Farms

Business SMS is starting to get Saasy

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Weekly SMS Related Comments...

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