California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Privacy

SAN FRANCISCO — California has passed a digital privacy law granting consumers more control over and insight into the spread of their personal information online, creating one of the most significant regulations overseeing the data-collection practices of technology companies in the United States. The bill raced through the State Legislature without opposition on Thursday and […]

Marketers and Tech Companies Confront California’s Version of GDPR

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Privacy

Call it “GDPR Lite.” California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Consumer Privacy Act on Thursday, giving residents of the state significantly more control over how their data is collected, used and handled. Although the law will not go into effect until January 2020, it will without question have massive implications for every brand, agency and […]

National Public Media: Voice Activation Is The Future Of Podcasting

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Privacy

During her keynote address “Podcasting: Building Consumer Connections and Revenue for Publishers” for MediaPost’s Publishing Insider Summit, Gina Garrubbo, president and CEO of National Public Media (NPM), delivered some interesting numbers: 65% of consumers with smart speakers never want to go back to life without one — despite privacy concerns and 42% consider the devices […]

Facebook faces fresh data sharing claims

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Mobile Ecosystem, Privacy

Facebook’s relationship with partner companies came under further scrutiny, after it was found it offered deeper access to user records in a series of customised data sharing deals. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Facebook struck agreements, known internally as whitelists, with a small group of companies allowing access to users’ data including connections, phone […]

‘The Google Data Protection Regulation’: GDPR is strafing ad sellers

Posted Posted in Internet Economics

The General Data Protection Regulation’s enforcement got off to a shaky start, marked by programmatic ad demand volumes plummeting in Europe. While some publishers have recovered programmatic ad revenue drops relatively quickly, others have seen display ad revenues fall further in the past week. Independent ad exchanges aren’t out of the woods, either. A core […]

Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Privacy

As Facebook sought to become the world’s dominant social media service, it struck agreements allowing phone and other device makers access to vast amounts of its users’ personal information. Facebook has reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung — over the last decade, starting before […]

Microsoft: We’re giving you all Euro-style GDPR rights over how we use your data

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Microsoft has announced it will extend the rights available to Europeans under the EU’s new privacy regulation to all consumers around the world. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect this Friday, introducing a range of new Data Subject Rights for EU residents, such as the right to obtain data a company has collected, […]