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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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Will Google’s $57M Fine Finally Push the US Toward Comprehensive Privacy Regulations?

Will Google's $57M Fine Finally Push the US Toward Comprehensive Privacy Regulations?

Earlier this week, the CNIL — France’s data protection authority (DPA), which is responsible for monitoring and enforcing privacy rights in the country — fined Google $57 million, citing a lack of transparency and valid consent regarding the personalizing of its ads, as well as providing inadequate information.

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GDPR Skeptics Would Like to Relax the Regulation. That Would Be a Mistake

GDPR Skeptics Would Like to Relax the Regulation. That Would Be a Mistake

Amazon recently sent a German man someone else's data in response to his personal data request, made in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Amazon blamed it on "human error."  By blaming it on human error, Amazon is trying to imply this is an isolated case.

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CMSWire’s Top 10 Data Privacy Articles of 2018

CMSWire's Top 10 Data Privacy Articles of 2018

It was a pivotal year for data privacy. Companies small, large and gargantuan prepared for new legislation emanating from the US and Europe in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and the ePrivacy Directive (ePR).

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Macro and Micro Technology Trends for 2019

Macro and Micro Technology Trends for 2019

2018 has been a remarkable year for technology, with progress (and setbacks) being made across many areas. So rather than hazard some predictions for 2019 on my own, I asked some of my colleagues in our Chief Technology Office to weigh in on next year’s prognostication.

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Data-Privacy Regulations: Marketing Symptom, Setback and Solution

Data-Privacy Regulations: Marketing Symptom, Setback and Solution

Ethics hardly seems to be a priority among businesses today. And as executive teams increasingly charge marketing departments with driving revenue, it’s easy to see how marketers lose sight of the big picture: what’s good for customers is good for business. The rise of data-privacy regulations is evidence of this.

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