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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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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Zuck’s Privacy Manifesto Is ‘Business As Usual’ For Advertisers

Mark Zuckerberg penned a lengthy post last week laying out Facebook’s vision for a “privacy-focused” future – but it’s not going to change Facebook’s business model. Although Zuckerberg expends a lot of ink on the importance of data security and protecting messaging with end-to-end encryption, he doesn’t mention the interest and use-related data that powers Facebook’sContinue reading »

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Senators Talk Federal Privacy Regs As Tech Trade Groups Push To Preempt States’ Laws

As the specter of California’s Consumer Privacy Act looms over the tech world, many industry giants and trade groups have assumed a new role as collective cheerleader for broad federal privacy legislation. It wasn’t all that long ago that tech companies balked at the idea, but many have changed their tune. That has some DemocratsContinue 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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What Would The Media Plan Look Like Without Facebook?

While Facebook’s earnings last Tuesday prove that marketers still spend, some wonder if consumer backlash against the platform could one day damage brands advertising on it. “The slow stream of press has caused more angst and questions,” said James Douglas, executive director and head of media at performance agency Reprise. “Every day it seems likeContinue reading »

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Ad Trade Orgs Appeal To California AG: Clarify Your Privacy Law, Please

Attention: Attorney General, State of California Re: California Consumer Privacy Act You’re killing us here. Thanks, The advertising industry The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is set to take effect in 2020 and the advertising community is desperate for some clarification. On Tuesday, a coalition of ad trade orgs sent a joint letter to theContinue 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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What Does Google’s GDPR Fine Mean For The IAB’s Consent Framework? (Probably Nothing Good)

Google got dinged by France’s data protection watchdog on Monday for failing to properly collect user consent under the General Data Protection Regulation. It was only a scratch but the ruling could signal a rough road ahead for the industry’s consent framework. The 50 million euro fine levied by the CNIL (the Commission nationale deContinue reading »

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