GDPR Will Be A Day Of Reckoning – But It’s Far From The End Of Days

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Forrester principal analyst Fatemeh Khatibloo will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Industry Preview conference on Jan. 17-18, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt New York. If marketers and publishers don’t know how many third-party tags lurk on their sites, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May, will change that. “A client will tellContinue reading »

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A Publisher’s Guide To GDPR

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With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect in a few short months, smart publishers are leaving nothing to chance. Everyone in the supply chain could be held accountable if they aren’t compliant by May 25, and stakeholders at every level are in a frenzy to renegotiate contracts that protect themselves inContinue reading »

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As GDPR Looms, Privacy Tech Is On The Rise

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The May deadline to comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is swiftly approaching, and ad tech and security startups are forming a new industry: privacy tech. Companies like PageFair, Evidon, Prifender, Tealium and Segment hope to capitalize with GDPR compliance solutions for brands, publishers and even other ad tech vendors. The International AssociationContinue reading »

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Expect A Contraction Of The Supply Chain In The Leadup To GDPR

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The digital media supply chain is about to get a whole lot smaller thanks to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The privacy legislation, which takes effect in May, dictates that data controllers could be held responsible for data privacy missteps made by their third-party partners. Marketers and publishers are therefore highly incentivized to runContinue reading »

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A Marketer’s Guide To GDPR

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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a looming reality set to take effect on May 25, 2018 – and the digital advertising industry is just starting to get woke. But misconceptions about the regulation are pervasive. And despite the substantial amount of work that companies need to do in order to prepare for andContinue reading »

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Evidon Launches Consent Platform As The Clock Ticks Down On GDPR

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Winter is coming – for companies that aren’t taking the new EU privacy regime seriously. Ad tech players are particularly vulnerable, said Todd Ruback, chief privacy officer at digital governance company Evidon, which sold its consumer-facing privacy extension, Ghostery, in February in order to dedicate itself to enterprise compliance. “The ad tech industry is the weakContinue reading »

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Turning The Page? Turn Settles With FTC On Use Of Verizon Zombie Cookies

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Turn is settling with the Federal Trade Commission for its part in the Verizon zombie cookie debacle. It’s been nearly two years since it was first revealed that the demand-side platform was using Verizon’s unique identifier header (UIDH) for tracking purposes even if a user had opted out of being tracked. On Tuesday, the FTCContinue reading »

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IoT Will Top The FTC’s 2017 Hit Parade

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When Maneesha Mithal first joined the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in 1999 – eight years before the first iPhone came out – the big issues of the day were how to regulate ecommerce and handle spam. The threat vectors have changed. The FTC’s top three priorities in 2017 will be Internet of ThingsContinue reading »

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FCC’s Top Cop: ‘It’s Not An Easy Job’

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As the clock ticks down to President-elect Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration, the future of regulatory agencies like the Federal Communications Commission is uncertain. But one thing is clear: Enforcement will continue. “The overwhelming majority of the work we do is bipartisan,” Travis LeBlanc, the FCC’s enforcement bureau chief, said last week at an International AssociationContinue reading »

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