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Taking aim at Facebook & others: Apple says it is 'shutting down' tracking from Like & Share buttons and conversation platforms

Taking aim at Facebook & others: Apple says it is ‘shutting down’ tracking from Like & Share buttons and conversation platforms

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Apple further entrenched its strategic positioning as privacy protector against the ad tech ecosystem at WWDC, its annual developer conference, on Monday. Apple is taking aim at Facebook’s Like buttons, Disqus comments widgets and other third-party APIs that can be used for data collection, tracking and ad targeting. Last year, Apple shrugged at industry pushback that […]

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California ballot measure could become 'America's GDPR'

California ballot measure could become ‘America’s GDPR’

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Call it privacy’s revenge. The California Consumer Privacy Act now appears likely to qualify for the ballot, with more than enough signatures to put the measure before voters in November. After that, it would have a reasonable chance to pass absent a well-funded campaign that might scare voters into not approving the measure. Proponents present […]

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Google to join IAB Europe's Transparency and Consent Framework

Google to join IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework

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Google will soon join the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework, the company confirmed Tuesday — just three days before the May 25 deadline for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The news was first reported by AdExchanger. The framework is designed in part to allow advertisers and publishers to […]

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7 ways protections for online content are being eroded

7 ways protections for online content are being eroded

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Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) is critical to the foundation of online commerce as it’s exercised today. That’s why the recent debate about tweaking it to tackle online sex trafficking pitted some of the biggest online players against the interests of some of the most vulnerable victims in our society. In the […]

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MarTech Today's GDPR guide for marketers is now available

MarTech Today’s GDPR guide for marketers is now available

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As the May 25, 2018, deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) draws near, you may find yourself wondering what a European Union (EU) law has to do with you. The short answer is: everything. GDPR is a sweeping set of new data privacy rules that govern the collection and use of […]

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Facebook to change terms of service for members outside Europe ahead of GDPR

Facebook to change terms of service for members outside Europe ahead of GDPR

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Facebook will change the way it administers its terms of service (TOS) for 1.5 million users in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America, the company confirmed today. Though users in those territories previously agreed to TOS dictated by the company’s corporate entity in the EU nation of Ireland, now they must legally agree to be bound […]

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Survey: Chasm exists between brands and consumers on data privacy

Senators introduce privacy “bill of rights” to protect consumer data

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Earlier this month, U.S. senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced a privacy “bill of rights” to protect American consumers’ personal data. The Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions (CONSENT) Act would require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish privacy protections for customers of online edge providers like Facebook […]

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Facebook moves to 'fix' the News Feed by de-emphasizing commercial content

Facebook to require authorization and labeling on all political and ‘issue’ ads, verification of large Pages and more

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Facebook has introduced yet another set of changes in the wake of a scandal caused by charges that Cambridge Analytica misused Facebook user data. In a blog post Friday, Facebook executives Rob Goldman and Alex Himel announced several changes and features they said would make advertisements and Pages more transparent.The changes include required authorization and labeling of political and […]

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9 steps you can take now to get prepared for GDPR

9 steps you can take now to get prepared for GDPR

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If you are a US business that just started thinking about how to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), time is running out. When the sweeping European Union (EU) legislation goes into effect on May 25, entities that process the data of European citizens are subject to a slew of new rules, which […]

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