Can you send an email to someone you’ve never met?
“The processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes may be regarded as carried out for a legitimate interest”.
” At any rate the existence of a legitimate interest would need careful assessment including whether a data subject can reasonably expect at the time and in the context of the collection of the personal data that processing for that purpose may take place. “
Should I include an unsubscribe link?
“At the latest at the time of the first communication with the data subject, the right referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be explicitly brought to the attention of the data subject and shall be presented clearly and separately from any other information.
What should I include in our first communication?
“the identity and the contact details of the controller and, where applicable, of the controller’s representative & the contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable”