Data Privacy Series

Why You Should Care About CCPA Right Now

David Reim, Chief Privacy Officer

In terms of social policy, California is often considered a bellwether state. If California votes it in, other states better pay attention. And, although it isn’t the largest, the state of California holds a great deal of influence. The Golden State is the fifth largest economy in the world and is projected to surpass 40 million residents by 2019—representing approximately one out of every eight U.S. citizens (12.5 percent). California also has 12 percent of the nation's physicians.

Given the state’s impact, it’s no wonder that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is becoming an important topic. Although the CCPA does not go into effect until January 1, 2020, there are crucial considerations you need to start thinking about right now.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Healthcare Marketing, Pharma Marketing, Data Privacy

Is A Federal Data Privacy Law Coming?

David Reim, Chief Privacy Officer

Consumer data privacy is more than a “hot topic” these days; it’s become a major concern for many. The Cambridge Analytica breach involving millions of Facebook users was just one of the data disasters that exposed widening holes in personal data protection. As a result, regulations such as GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 have been implemented in an attempt to attack the gaps.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is also entering into the discussion, with a recent statement proposing a federal privacy framework which would preempt state law on matters concerning data privacy. This federal structure, they claim, is necessary in order to provide “certainty and consistency to consumers and businesses alike.”

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Data Privacy

The California Consumer Privacy Act Of 2018: American Version Of GDPR

Roger Korman, President

The fervor surrounding the European Union’s implementation of its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation is feeding an increased expectation to respect the privacy rights of the individual. Other initiatives—right here in the United States—are taking hold. On June 28, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, blazing the trail for heightened personal data control and protection in the U.S.

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Topics: Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Healthcare Marketing, Data Privacy

GDPR: Why DMD Is The Calm In The Storm

Christopher Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, Healthcare

You’ve likely received an email or two (or twenty) referencing the European Union’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect May 25, 2018. While GDPR is an EU standard, it’s already had a global impact. Companies around the world—from large corporations to small firms—were tasked with deploying “repermissioning campaigns,” fearing the worst in terms of regulatory compliance.

All of this has created quite a digital windstorm surrounding privacy, compliance, and the protection of data. Instead of getting sucked up into the GDPR hurricane, take a minute to sit in the calm of the storm.

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Topics: Health Systems Marketing, Email Marketing, Data Privacy

Why DMD Clients Don't Have To Worry About GDPR

Roger Korman, President

These days, nearly everyone who works with data is concerned about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Fair enough. Every company bigger than a peanut stand needs to give GDPR some thought. Its guidelines are far-reaching, and penalties for non-compliance are stiff.

Still, GDPR is hardly the end of the world for healthcare marketers, particularly those who have invested in compliant data partners. Though GDPR doesn’t take effect until May 25, DMD has been handling healthcare professional data responsibly for years.

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Topics: Pharma Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Data Privacy

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About the Blog

DMD President Roger Korman and his management team publish weekly articles on digital communication and technology in healthcare.

Articles are published that cover website visitor identity, the value of authenticated healthcare professional databases for use in multichannel marketing to physicians and healthcare professionals. DMD clients in pharma, hospital and health systems, agencies, and physician marketing companies rely on DMD's email and AIMSM technologies to improve communication with healthcare professionals across marketing channels.