Category: GDPR

Top tech firms call for pro-business updates to federal data privacy laws

The Internet Association (IA) — a trade group representing major internet firms such as Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet/Google — called for updates to federal data privacy legislation on Tuesday. Updates at the federal level could potentially overide the newly passed...

/ September 12, 2018

Google, IAB Europe still negotiating GDPR Consent Framework implementation

This spring, Google said it would implement the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) by August. August, of course, has now come and gone. In May, the company said that it would likely start using the...

/ September 5, 2018

Complaints to the ICO have spiked since GDPR came into effect in May

Complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in Europe have skyrocketed since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in late May. GDPR is a sweeping set of new data privacy rules that govern the handling of EU...

/ September 5, 2018

New report: Facebook and Google among tech firms lobbying Congress for ‘kinder’ federal data privacy laws

Earlier this month, we reported that the US government was finally starting to move toward adoption of a federal data privacy law, a move that has been long in coming for this administration, given its hesitancy to add any governmental...

/ August 28, 2018

The United States finally starts to talk about data privacy legislation

At this point in time, almost every marketer has heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Europe’s sweeping data privacy legislation that went into effect at the end of May. US companies are bound by this law because it...

/ August 13, 2018

Report: Most consumers think companies aren’t doing enough to protect their data

Consumers are still confused about how their privacy is being handled and want companies to do more to protect them, according to new research released Tuesday by digital advertising platform Choozle. According to the report, a full 89 percent of...

/ July 10, 2018

Despite marketers’ optimism about new privacy laws, massive data breaches continue to rock consumers’ trust

With the enactment of new data privacy laws comes the expectation that consumer privacy will be better maintained. But will the new rules help stem the seemingly endless reports of data breaches? I talked to some marketers who are hoping...

/ July 6, 2018

California lawmakers approve highly contested new data privacy rules, staving off a November ballot initaitve

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday that will give residents of that state the highest level of data privacy protection in the nation. The California Consumer Privacy Act gives consumers an array of new rights, including the right...

/ July 2, 2018