New data protection rules require ‘opt-in’

General Data Protection Regulations come in on 25 May 2018

CIBSE Journal November 2017 CIBSE marketing opt in tick

With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations on 25 May 2018, CIBSE and CIBSE Services are reviewing their data protection procedures.

One of the biggest changes is the high standard being set for consent for the use of personal data, including email address, and the requirement for individuals to actively opt-in to marketing communications. A clear record of when and how opt-in consent is given is also paramount.

As a result, from 1 November 2017, CIBSE will be asking members and customers to ‘opt-in’ to receive marketing communications ahead of the 25 May 2018 deadline.

More information is available on the CIBSE website.