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Here at TextGoto, we want to keep you informed of interesting ideas, ways to use our product, facts about SMS Marketing that you might not know. Our blogs will present news about the company, marketing tips, coding and implementation ideas... basically whatever we think of. If it's to do with SMS Marketing, it'll be in here.

Cyber Security
19-Jun-2018
by Adam Brogden
We can help you through the GDPR process and with every aspect of keeping your data secure.

Encrypt Your Windows PC
05-Jun-2018
by Aaron O'Neill
Keep your data safe and Encrypt your Windows PC

Protect Your Mac!
29-May-2018
by Arron O'Neill
Whether GDPR is on your mind or not, encryption certainly should be. With data security constantly in the spotlight, encryption is a great way to secure your business and its data.

Instant GDPR... Well almost
11-May-2018
by Adam Brogden
Are you under pressure to complete your GDPR preparation? Are your customer or suppliers asking you for updates? We can help!

GDPR Urgent Action
08-May-2018
by Adam Brogden
If you have just started your GDPR preparations you have little chance of being ready for 25th May! However, all is not lost!

How Can You Finish GDPR Fast?
30-Apr-2018
by Adam Brogden
With less than a month to go some companies are starting to panic! What is the least you can get away with before GDPR?

GDPR and using Social Media to save your data.
18-Apr-2018
by Adam Brogden
Want to know how Facebook could help save your database? Here is a trick that might just save your customer list.

Not Ready For GDPR?
16-Apr-2018
by Adam Brogden
What do you actually need to do to avoid enforcement action? Here is a suggested approach that might just help.

GDPR Help. How To Use Optindigo!
11-Apr-2018
by Adam Brogden
Optindigo is designed to help you get through the GDPR process, but doesn’t ignore just how important GDPR compliance is to you and your company.

GDPR Advice. Gaining Consent and Confirming Capacity
04-Apr-2018
by Adam Brogden
In some cases explicit consent is the most appropriate lawful basis under which you can process a person’s data. This makes no mention of checking that the person has capacity.

GDPR Subject Access Request. The key to GDPR plans?
29-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
If you received a subject access request today for one customer, would you be able to respond?

Do You Have To Delete Your Data? GDPR Advice.
28-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
The question is whether you have to delete your existing data on the the 25th of May. This is surprisingly tricky and depends on a number of factors.

GDPR Info. How much detail do I need to provide?
27-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
We are frequently asked about the level of detail required in our document packs. Don’t panic – many of these documents are templates and require little work.

Using templates! GDPR Help!
26-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
Starting your GDPR project can be quite daunting. You’ll probably spend hours reading and re-reading the ICO web site. Is there an easier way?

GDPR Advice. How to do GDPR
21-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
GDPR is not about completing 40 documents or reading EU Articles and recitals, GDPR is about you and your business.

GDPR Advice. How long will it take?
20-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
We have been asked many times how long it will take for a company to be GDPR compliant? This a bit like asking, ‘how long is a piece of string?’.

GDPR Advice. GDPR is for life, not just for…
19-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
Our customers talk about being compliant on the 25th of May but never about what happens next. The 25th of May is the start of enforcement not the end of GDPR.

GDPR for SMEs
13-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
If you are an SME where can you find advice and guidance on GDPR? There is so much advice about and unfortunately so little good advice.

GDPR Third Party Software
12-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
Most big online companies are taking GDPR compliance seriously, so there’s a good chance you will be ok.

How Much Will GDPR Compliance cost?
09-Mar-2018
by Adam Brogden
The headlines and scaremongers will tell you that GDPR will cost you 4% of your turnover or €20M if you don’t do it! This is a serious question for many companies.

How Should You Prepare For GDPR?
27-Feb-2018
by Adam Brogden
With GDPR fast approaching we have noticed a huge increase in enquiries about GDPR. Is there a fundamental flaw in the whole GDPR project?

GDPR Planning – It’s not all about the documents!
14-Feb-2018
by Adam Brogden
GDPR is more about changing the way companies operate than filing out 50+ documents.

GDPR 10 STEP IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
07-Feb-2018
by Adam Brogden
This document is provided to help you understand what you need to do to be GDPR compliant.

GDPR Needs To Be Easier To Understand
06-Feb-2018
by Adam Brogden
Over the last few weeks I’ve had countless calls from small companies with a wide range of questions

GDPR Legitimate Interest Assessment
31-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
The GDPR regulations are vague. Want to know whether you can use legitimate interest as the basis of processing?

GDPR Strategy Options for SMEs
29-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
GDPR represents a huge opportunity but at what cost? Is there a low cost way to implement GDPR?

GDPR Text Marketing Impact
24-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
GDPR is more stringent than the DPA but could just represent a great new opportunity for text marketing companies.

Is GDPR Virtual DPO possible?
23-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
SMEs and Micro companies are unlikely to have a dedicated DPO. Is virtual DPO the answer?

GDPR For Small Businesses
16-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
I think there is a huge untapped market that really isn’t served by current activity. How will GDPR affect small businesses?

SMS Text Marketing and GDPR
10-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
How will legitimate companies be able to continue to use SMS?

GDPR Data Issues
09-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
I have started to see evidence of GDPR migration. The key is that organisations need to start this activity now!

GDPR Contracts
08-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
I have over 1000 customers. How am I going to manage 1000 contracts?

When will GDPR enforcement actually start?
05-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
There is a huge amount of information around about GDPR but still lots of contradiction, interpretation and debate.

GDPR Compliant Data Or Just A Pile Of Numbers
04-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
If you have a list of 100 million phone numbers is this actually data or just a pile of numbers?

GDPR Advice on Consent and Transparency
03-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
Key documents on Consent and Transparency are currently out for review with comments closing on 23rd of January.

GDPR Consent Advice
02-Jan-2018
by Adam Brogden
Consent is one of the corner stones of GDPR. Ensuring you have a valid opt-in is going to be difficult for many companies.

GDPR Services are just one big opportunity!
21-Dec-2017
by Adam Brogden
Most SMEs and micro-companies remain unaware and unprepared for GDPR day. How can small companies prepare?

GDPR Help! I think I’m getting paranoid!
19-Dec-2017
by Adam Brogden
It's good to see so much GDPR activity at last but I fear that noone can ever be 100% compliant.

GDPR Data Migration Challenge
15-Dec-2017
by Adam Brogden
Many companies will use GDPR as an opportunity to re-optin their data. The question is how to do this?

GDPR For Charitities
14-Dec-2017
by Adam Brogden
How will GDPR impact charities?

Make Your Customers Happy With SMS Marketing!
13-Dec-2017
by Adam Brogden
Want to make your customers happy? SMS Text Marketing might just be the answer.

GDPR Certified Opt-in Stamp?
11-Dec-2017
by Adam Brogden
GDPR will mean virtually every company will need to re-optin their customer database. This is not easy and time is running out!

GDPR Problems For Data Buyers And Sellers
05-Dec-2017
by Adam Brogden
The lead generation business could face huge problems under GDPR regulations. If you buy or sell leads you might want to read more.

Where To Get Answers To GDPR Questions
04-Dec-2017
by Adam Brogden
GDPR documentation is incomplete, confusing, and still subject to change. Want to know where to get free GDPR advice and updates?

GDPR Help Is Available
29-Nov-2017
by Adam Brogden
The full set of GDPR documentation is not yet available making it tricky for companies to prepare. However help is available.

Use Bulk SMS Text Marketing And Maximise Your ROI
28-Nov-2017
by Adam Brogden
SMS is a vital part of your marketing strategy. Want to learn how to double your response rate? Want to maximise your ROI?

Free GDPR Privacy Statements
27-Nov-2017
by Adam Brogden
GDPR requires that you clearly state the legal basis by which you are collecting data, and also includes the need to provide a full privacy statement.

GDPR How To Avoid A Huge Fine
24-Nov-2017
by Adam Brogden
UBER might just have had a lucky escape. You might not think so but under GDPR companies breaking the rules could face massive fines.