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German Regulators Order Facebook to Change Data Collection Practices

German Regulators Order Facebook to Change Data Collection Practices

On Feb. 7, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO), the Bundeskartellamt, imposed far-reaching restrictions on Facebook's processing of user data. The action followed several years of investigations and an announcement earlier in the year that such a decision would be coming. The FCO is Germany's independent anti-trust regulator.

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GDPR Penalties FAQ: How Bad Will They Be?

GDPR Penalties FAQ: How Bad Will They Be?

The General Data Protection Regulation will go into effect May 25, 2018. As it does, so will the penalties associated with any violations of this multifaceted and complex regulation. Simply put, the fines, described in the regulation as “effective, proportionate and dissuasive” are very harsh.

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Examining the GDPR Through the Lens of Microsoft Partners

Examining the GDPR Through the Lens of Microsoft Partners

Microsoft president and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith delivered a keynote speech during the recent Microsoft Inspire conference in which he said, “GDPR will be important to your business — whether you have offices in Europe or do business with Europeans.

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What Marketers Should Know About the GDPR

What Marketers Should Know About the GDPR

Industry experts have significantly differing opinions on the impacts of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These span the gamut from positive: “GDPR offers companies a unique chance to rework their customer strategy, changing a reactive stance into a proactive one.

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