As soon as you upload a database to Prowly or add a contact individually, personal data protection is activated on your account. This is related to GDPR regulations and the rule of privacy by default. So each of your contacts:
- falls under GDPR regulation
- doesn't have consent for their personal data processing
Where can I change default data protection settings?
Contact detail card - GDPR tab
In your Audience contacts database, each contact has a contact detail card. You can enter it by clicking the contact's name. On the card, among other information, you will find a tab called GDPR. This tab holds all the information regarding personal data protection and by default, there is no consent for processing data.
You can find two switches on this card. The first one tells Prowly if the contact falls under GDPR legal regulations. The second one indicates if you have consent for processing the personal data of this contact. Of course, in order to distribute a pitch compliant with GDPR regulations, you need to check that you have consent from journalists by turning on the second switch.
You can also mark the contacts in bulk by using mass actions in your Audience main view. Mark proper journalists, click More actions and choose Turn on in the GDPR consent by default section: