July 16, 2015
New CSA Partner: Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is, from June 2015, Official Technology Partner for the Certified Senders Alliance (CSA). The CSA Whitelist is used in Kaspersky anti-spam products in order to improve the false-positive rate. For users of the Kaspersky anti-spam products, this means that wanted emails arrive in the inbox, while a stronger anti-spam filter takes care of blocking spam.

Kaspersky Lab is the largest private provider of cybersecurity solutions, and can look back at around 18 years of anti-malware expertise. Kaspersky Lab’s technologies protecting 400,000,000 users in more than 200 countries and territories.

The security product Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 was awarded Test Winner this year by the magazine ComputerBILD in Germany.

July 1, 2015
Report on the compliance of DMARC with German law

ISP`s want to protect their users but are facing increased phishing attacks at the moment. Hence they are extending the search for trusted sources in order to identify the right sender of an email. Having identified the right sender simplifies their decision of blocking or delivering an email. With the implementation of DMARC email senders can make sure that their identity will not get misused and their reputation harmed by a third party: DMARC protects brands and Email Service Providers.

However, the establishment of DMARC also raised a number of legal questions and concerns, particularly within the ISP community. The expert team of eco has addressed these issues and created a detailed legal report. The report covers relevant fields of law and discusses data protection issues particularly.
Read why and under what circumstances the implementation of DMARC is legally compliant.

Download here

May 12, 2015
Review: CSA Summit 2015 – Email Marketing and Reputation

The CSA Summit 2015 was a great success. Nearly 100 attendees from nine countries enjoyed the interesting presentations and discussions.

Read more in the detailed Report.

April 16, 2014
New Directive for Permissible e-Mail Marketing

e-Mail marketing is in many companies an integral part of customer communication. With the amendment of the Federal Data Protection Act and a number of recent court decisions, the senders should, however, bring themselves up to date: A practical guide is the fifth edition of the Directive for Permissible e-Mail Marketing, the eco – Association of the German Internet Industry currently has revised and published.

You can Download the new Directive here.

The new Directive is also available in Russian here.


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Marketing Assistant & Business Development

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