Three years after HMRC’s major data loss, 19 per cent of companies are still using couriers to send large or sensitive data files.
Home shopping business Shop Direct is capturing online visitor behaviour and loading it into a customer data warehouse to enable near-real time communications.
Since starting to record the voluntary notifications it receives, the Information Commissioner’s Office has now seen details of 1,007 examples of data breaches involving personal data.
Consumers who buy products and services with no intention of paying for them have been flagged across the transactional and lifestyle databases Active and DeActive held by Scientia Data. Following a partnership with Fraudscreen, the payment intent company, more than 24 million active buyers can be segmented according to their likelihood of paying their bills.
Data from the lead generation website activeyou.co.uk is being merged with three others – holidayyou.co.uk, claimjunction.co.uk and mobilitycompare.co.uk – in a new leads database being created by Attinger Jack Interactive.
Complaints about direct mail have topped the list of issues with charity marketing raised by consumers. The Fundraising Standards Board, which requires members to monitor all complaints alongside their marketing volumes, recorded 5,081 complaints against members’ direct mailings, up from 3,608 in 2008.
Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit is expanding the access channels for its postcode address file following the appointment of a new supplier.
Investment product providers are failing to engage consumers who intend to invest, especially those most likely to have the wealth to buy their products.