Verve Closes European Business Thanks To GDPR

Just two years after entering Europe, Verve is shutting down its European operations rather than tangle with the General Data Protection Regulation. The company, which runs a mobile marketing platform powered by location data, confirmed to AdExchanger that it is closing its London and Munich offices and laying off around 15 employees on May 11.Continue reading »

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Facebook’s Blow To Third-Party Data Makes First-Party Data Even More Crucial

“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 Matt McGowan, president at Adestra. Facebook’s move to shut down its Partner Categories program helps it look good in the court of public opinion, shores up some loose ends withContinue reading »

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The Growing Global Influence Of GDPR

“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 Peter Micciche, CEO at Certain. If 2017 was the year of the data breach, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of data privacy. Data breaches impact millions ofContinue reading »

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Prog IO: What Will Be The Fate Of Third-Party Data After GDPR?

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will kill the third-party data ecosystem. Or third-party data isn’t going anywhere. The truth sits somewhere in the middle, said Alice Lincoln, MediaMath’s VP of data policy and governance, at AdExchanger’s Programmatic I/O in San Francisco on Wednesday. “Third-party data is here to stay – if it’s high-quality,” said Lincoln,Continue reading »

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YouTube To Suspend Third-Party Ad Serving In The EU

YouTube will no longer support third-party ad serving on reserved buys in Europe beginning May 21, and it will assess whether to extend that policy globally, according to a memo obtained by AdExchanger. Google advised advertisers who aren’t currently using its ad server DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM) to host video on YouTube to “retraffic theirContinue reading »

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Here’s How Facebook Is Getting Ready For GDPR

With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation taking effect May 25, Facebook must alter some of its business practices regardless of any fallout due to the Cambridge Analytica debacle. The Cambridge Analytica revelations merely behoove Facebook to move faster and fix things in light of macro privacy changes hitting the EU. The most recent example isContinue reading »

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This Is How Google Is Preparing For GDPR

All eyes have been on Google as May 25 draws near. That’s the day the General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect in Europe, where Google has a target on its back. Google laid out its GDPR prep plan Thursday in a letter to partners after months of playing its cards close to the vest.Continue reading »

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Mar Tech Preps As GDPR Looms

For mar tech companies, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) preparation starts by acknowledging that they handle personal data. Many will insist it’s all de-identified and anonymized, said Omer Tene, VP of research at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. “But drill a bit deeper and you’ll find that while they might not have direct identifiersContinue reading »

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IAB Europe Releases GDPR Standards For Passing Consent To Ad Tech Buyers

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The IAB Europe GDPR working group has released for public comment its framework for transmitting user consent data up the supply chain, from publishers to technology companies and marketers. The final version is scheduled to come out mid-April. Read the tech specs. The framework provides standards so that publishers can provide transparency into their dataContinue reading »

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Drawbridge Exits Media Business In Europe Before GDPR Storms The Castle

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The cross-device identity company Drawbridge abandoned its advertising business in the EU and is trying to reconcile its data business with GDPR regulations beginning in May. Drawbridge founder and CEO Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan confirmed the company’s reversals in Europe in an email to AdExchanger. Drawbridge will transition its EU partner services to the company’s New YorkContinue reading »

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