Some things you may want to know about the new European General Data Protection Regulation
What is changing?
New European laws mean that organisations holding your personal information have to ensure that you have agreed how it is used. As part of this we have to make sure that we are only sending you messages that are of interest to you.
Frequently asked questions
Why do I need to opt in to continue receiving communications and news updates from the IIC?
IIC meetings help inform the future policy agenda for the TMT sector ensuring the widest possible economic and societal benefit. It is important to the entire TMT community of innovators, providers, investors, policy makers, regulators and advisors that as many voices contribute to these debates as possible.
If your organisation is not a member, you are still able to take part, so we would like to contact you in a professional capacity to invite you to be involved.
We need to make sure that you want to hear from us. That’s why we’re asking you to confirm what emails you’d like to receive from us, in line with upcoming changes to the law.
What is changing in the law?
The EU has introduced a new law, designed to give individuals more control over how companies use their personal data. It’s called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and comes into effect on 25 May 2018.
GDPR applies to all organisations located within the EU. As the International Institute of Communications is registered in England and Wales, it is governed by EU regulations. We are therefore contacting everyone currently receiving information from us to ensure that we have their up-to-date references.
The new law will continue to apply after the UK leaves the European Union.
What do we mean by communications and news updates?
By this we mean when we tell you about events, meetings or publications which we think may be relevant to you. Telling you about an upcoming event or the publishing of a report are examples of these.
What data do you collect when I sign up to receive such information?
If I sign up, will you share my contact details with other organisations?
We never share your personal data with third parties We may sometimes tell you about the activities of other organisations, such as events that we think might interest you but only if you’ve told us you want to hear about such events.
If I sign up, can I opt out at a later date?
Yes, you can contact us to change your preferences at any time by going to the My IIC Preferences form.
What happens if I don’t sign up by 25th May 2018?
If you miss the date to opt in, and your organisation is an IIC member, or if you’ve previously been to our meetings or been professionally involved with the IIC in some way, we will continue to send you periodic updates, but we will always make sure you have the option to stop receiving information that is no longer relevant.
You will still continue to receive emails from us in relation to any products or services you have already purchased or subscribed to.
What happens if I’m not based in the European Union?
If you’re not based in the EU, you are not covered by the GDPR. However, protecting the privacy and personal preferences of all IIC members, contributors and data subjects is equally important to the IIC whether they are within or outside the EU.
Good practice means that we will strive only to send relevant timely information that helps individuals and organisations contribute to the telecoms, media and technology policy debate.
Any other questions?
We appreciate you taking the time to read this document and complete this process. Your privacy and preferences are very important to us.
If there is anything you are concerned about or you have other questions, please contact us:
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