Are Emails Personal Data Under GDPR?

Can someone share my email address without my permission?

In general, no.

But it can be rude to do so, and possibly dangerous to share it indiscriminately.

An email address is similar to a physical address.

It’s used in public, and easily found in public..

What counts as personal data under GDPR?

GDPR Personal Data The term is defined in Art. 4 (1). Personal data are any information which are related to an identified or identifiable natural person. … For example, the telephone, credit card or personnel number of a person, account data, number plate, appearance, customer number or address are all personal data.

What does GDPR mean for emails?

General Data Protection RegulationWith the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s new privacy law, coming into effect on May 25th, 2018, now is the time for email marketers to ensure that their programs are compliant.

Is sharing email addresses a breach of GDPR?

If someone has shared your email and is now marketing to you without your consent, it IS a GDPR breach and you can respond to them asking for an erasure request (request to get your data deleted).

Can I email my customers after GDPR?

Today, you can simply pick up the phone and give new prospects referred to you by existing customers a call or send them an email. Under GDPR, you can continue to call and email prospects based on recommendations from existing customers.

What are the 7 principles of GDPR?

The GDPR sets out seven key principles:Lawfulness, fairness and transparency.Purpose limitation.Data minimisation.Accuracy.Storage limitation.Integrity and confidentiality (security)Accountability.

Are emails considered personal data?

Personal data is anything that can identify a ‘natural person’ and can include information such as a name, a photo, an email address (including work email address), bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information or even an IP address.

Are emails covered by GDPR?

Under GDPR, email addresses are considered confidential and must be used and stored within strict privacy and security guidelines. For more information specific to GDPR compliance, we invite you to read our whitepaper or listen to our webcast.

Does GDPR apply to business emails?

Does the GDPR apply to business-to-business marketing? Yes. The GDPR applies wherever you are processing ‘personal data’. … So, for example, if you have the name and number of a business contact on file, or their email address identifies them (eg initials.lastname@company.com), the GDPR will apply.

Do I need permission to send emails?

1. Ensure you have permission to email the people on your list. Most country’s email marketing laws stipulate that people need to give you permission to email them in order for you to send them campaigns. … If you don’t have implied permission to email a person, then you’ll need express permission.