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DMC appoints new Industry Commissioners

2nd September, 2022 at 10:13am

Robert Bond and Gilbert Hill have been named as the two new Industry Commissioners of the Data & Marketing Commission (DMC) – the industry body that oversees and enforces the DMA Code

Led by the Chief Commissioner, Amerdeep Somal, the DMC investigates and adjudicates on reported breaches of the DMA Code by members of the Data & Marketing Association (DMA).  It is also now in the process of becoming an Independent Monitoring Body for the Information Commissioners’ Office following approval of an industry GDPR Code.

The DMC also has a further extended remit in support of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) with complaints by consumers in relation to data and in particular Legitimate Interest and related matters.  

The team of Commissioners work to ensure responsible marketing and ethical marketing practices are maintained.

Amerdeep Somal stated “I am delighted to welcome Robert and Gilbert to the DMC and the wealth of experience each will bring to the organisation.  I would like to thank Fedelma Good and Charles Ping, our Industry Commissioners, who will shortly be leaving us, having served their terms.  The insight and wisdom they have brought to the DMC has been of immense importance and benefit.”

DMC’s new Industry Commissioners  

Robert Bond, a Solicitor & Notary Public and a Compliance & Ethics Professional who is due to start his tenure on 1st September said:

“I am honoured and delighted to be appointed as an Industry Commissioner. I will do my best to emulate the high standards set by Fedelma Good and Charles Ping.”

Gilbert, a privacy technologist, speaker and entrepreneur, currently Chief Strategy Officer at Pool Data and commencing his tenure on 1st December this year said:

“In a time of unprecedented change and opportunity in our industry, the DMC is a highly respected arbiter of responsible marketing and I look forward to helping expand its influence and remit in the  role of Industry Commissioner.”

For further information contact:

Suzi Higman, DMC –