Category: Legal

Questions remain about GDPR enforcement in the US as the compliance deadline inches closer

If you read these pages regularly, you know that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European law that governs the handling of European Union (EU) members’ data, will come into full force on May 25. But even with all...

/ May 17, 2018

The story of data, Part 2: Where are we now?

Now that we’ve learned a little history about how we got to our present state — in Part 1 of our story of data — let’s assess where exactly we are. And that’s in an era of personalization that started...

/ May 16, 2018

Google issues updated GDPR guidance to publishers on how to gain consent from users

Google has updated its cookie guidance resource, CookieChoices, to include new tips and suggestions to advertisers and publishers in advance of the May 25 deadline for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is a sweeping set of rules...

/ May 14, 2018

7 ways protections for online content are being eroded

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...

/ April 24, 2018

WFA to brands: Go beyond GDPR for online data transparency

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has issued a manifesto calling for brands to put their customers first when processing data. The global group issued its plea today, a little over a month before the compliance deadline for the General...

/ April 23, 2018

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

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...

/ April 20, 2018

MarTech Today’s GDPR guide for marketers is now available

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...

/ April 20, 2018

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

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...

/ April 17, 2018

Why publishers should be taking action on net neutrality

The legal and political debate around net neutrality rages on following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to repeal rules established in 2015. That repeal, which passed on a party-line vote in December, is set to take effect on April...

/ April 16, 2018