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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GDPR Complaint Calls Out IAB Europe For Illegal Cookie Wall

Johnny Ryan, chief policy and industry officer at Brave, filed a complaint late Tuesday with the Irish data protection commission arguing that the cookie wall on IAB Europe’s website is “illegal” under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The IAB Europe’s site gives visitors three options: agree to the use of cookies and third-party tracking;Continue reading »

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IAB Europe Raises CMP Fee And Readies Consent Framework For An Update

IAB Europe has notified vendors of changes to its consent management platform (CMP) program, which registers companies that collect and manage consent data for publishers, and is narrowing the gap between its GDPR framework and Google’s GDPR consent standards. These changes also come with a significant price increase. Last week, IAB Europe notified CMP vendorsContinue reading »

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Oracle Data Cloud Kills Off Its AddThis Audience Business In Europe

Looking for AddThis audience data in the EU? You won’t find it. Oracle Data Cloud has quietly pulled the plug on that business line. Although Oracle declined to say exactly when it began shutting down AddThis, the process started at some point in the last number of months. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, unconsentedContinue 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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Google’s GDPR Policy Delays Throw Digital Media Into Disarray

Since GDPR came into effect last year, Google has been at the center of two connected issues around resolving identity in digital marketing. First, it planned to remove the DoubleClick ID (now the Google ID) from its log files, preventing ad tech and analytics companies from using the ID to track campaigns across the web.Continue reading »

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After GDPR Inspires Developers To Snip Unused SDKs, It’s Back To Biz As Usual

For many app publishers, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was an opportunity to examine each of their many SDK integrations and ask, “Does it spark joy?” The answer, in many cases, was no: It sparks the potential for data leakage and compliance headaches. In 2018, the number of unused SDKs – those that a publisherContinue reading »

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Polish Privacy Group Celebrates Data Protection Day With A Nastygram For RTB

GDPR grievances are spreading like cumulus clouds across Europe. Next stop: Poland. On Monday, the Panoptykon Foundation, a digital rights watchdog in Poland, filed a complaint to the Polish Data Protection Authority (Urząd Ochrony Danych Osobowych or UODO), arguing that data used by Google and other ad tech vendors violates the General Data Protection RegulationContinue reading »

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Marketers Must Step Back From Personalization And Automation

“We’re privacy-centric,” said every marketer ever. But what was once a reflexive statement must now be backed by substance. Despite excitement about harnessing data to send the right message to the right person at the right etc., marketers must now wrestle with whether they should simply because they can. One of the major themes atContinue reading »

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Fallout From Apple ITP Is Severe – And 7 Other Takeaways From Google Exec Sean Downey At Industry Preview

Marketers have a lot to contend with in 2019. Heads are spinning with thoughts of consumer-driven privacy concerns, different regulations in different regions, Apple blocking third-party tracking on Safari and how to buy TV in a world of digital delivery. At AdExchanger’s Industry Preview conference Thursday, Google’s vice president of ad platforms Sean Downey consideredContinue reading »

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