Google’s Secrecy About YouTube Rankles Investors; Study Claims Anonymous Users Are Easily Re-Identified

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here WhoTube? As Google prepares to report second quarter earnings Thursday, investors and analysts are fed up with the company’s secrecy around YouTube. The streaming hub, which generates an estimated $16 billion to $25 billion in annual revenue, would be a Fortune 500 business onContinue reading »

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Bevy Of CCPA Amendments Pass California Assembly. Next Stop: The Senate

A crop of amendments to the California Consumer Protection Act have been sent to the state Senate for a vote. The bills, which aim to modify and clarify the regulation, were first approved in waves by the California Assembly throughout the month of May. The ones that receive the Senate’s eventual blessing will then headContinue reading »

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How California’s Privacy Law May Change And What That Would Mean For Marketers

The California Consumer Privacy Act is regulation in flux. A flurry of amendments to the law are now wending their way through the California State Assembly that would, if passed, either clarify certain aspects of the law or defang it – depending on whom you ask. “It’s all part of the philosophical debate between theContinue reading »

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LiveRamp Gets Into Data Privacy Tech With Acquisition Of Faktor CMP

LiveRamp has acquired the consent management platform (CMP) Faktor, the company said Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But LiveRamp will take on Faktor’s 11-person team in Amsterdam. Faktor was founded in 2017, in the run-up to the European Union’s implementation of GDPR, when publishers reevaluated their data collection and privacy policies. LiveRampContinue reading »

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Data Transparency Laws Are Coming. Are You Ready to Disclose?

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Gary Kibel, a partner in the digital media, technology and privacy practice group at Davis & Gilbert. Sir Francis Bacon is often credited with the phrase, “Knowledge is power.” It isContinue reading »

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