Posts tagged with Data Protection

Marketers & the GDPR: Don't panic, here's how to get started

Last week at Econsultancy we held our annual roundtable event, with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) one of the topics up for discussion.

Here's a flavour of what was said, along with some pointers for marketers who might be tempted to panic as the May 2018 deadline draws near.

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GDPR and Consent

Cutting out the crap: The truth about the GDPR & consent

When it comes to the GDPR, there is a lot of confusion out there at the moment regarding consent or legitimate interest.

This blog post cuts out the crap and gives you the facts.

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Key trends in online identity verification (so everybody knows you're a dog)

The Internet was once a more anonymous space. People hid their real identities, coming up with unique and sometimes bizarre pseudonyms to represent themselves on specific websites.

As services and socialising shifted online, identifying each other digitally has become increasingly important. 

How can we do this securely, without impacting users’ experience? I’ll explore the trends in online identity verification, looking at the key solutions and implications for businesses and users. 

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): what we know & what's coming next

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – an EU-wide overhaul of consumer data laws aimed at strengthening the protection of people’s data privacy – was announced at the tail end of 2015.  

The new laws won’t be finalised until later this year, and won’t take effect for another two years after that.

But in a talk I attended at Data Protection 2016 on Friday, two leading government figures did their best to tell the audience what to expect and explain why the reform is happening. 

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The five-point plan for data privacy & business

On Friday I attended a talk at Data Protection 2016 that was all about – you guessed it – data, but specifically how businesses can continue to thrive in the ever-evolving data economy.   

The talk from Ctrl-Shift CEO Liz Brandt covered five key action points that business and government need to tackle together in order to avert a future crisis.

I’m going to cover them in detail in this post.  

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14 reasons you really shouldn't ignore DuckDuckGo

Another startup with a silly name? Sounds like something I’d like to get my teeth into. 

For the uninitiated among you (where have you been?), DuckDuckGo (DDG) is a private search engine that has seen exponential growth since its inception a few years ago. 

So why should you care? 

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Consumers becoming more relaxed about their data: report

Only 1% of consumers trust advertisers to look after their data, yet 27% would be prepared to sell their data and 41% of those believe their data is worth more than £500 per year. 

This is according to our new report, Value Exchange from Data Exchange, produced in partnership with Acxiom. 

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How will privacy by design principles impact web development & UX?

One of the many significant changes being introduced by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the requirement to adopt principles of privacy by design (PbD) when creating or revising processes or technology.

Given that websites are regularly being redesigned and developed, often by out-sourced agencies, it is quite likely that when the requirements become law, web development projects will be the biggest, most immediate category of impacted software development activities.

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Five tips for using behavioural analytics to combat fraud

When we tell businesses that getting to know their customers is vital, it’s not just so that they can provide the best possible customer experience for them.

Getting to know your customers is most crucial when it comes to helping businesses identify enemies disguised as customers.

Fraud is becoming increasingly widespread since the dawn of ecommerce and as it becomes more and more sophisticated, we need greater visibility to fight malicious activity on our websites.

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EU data protection law language leaked

In January, draft language for the new European Data Protection Directive, is expected to be released publicly.

The directive's goals include setting in place guidelines for the protection of data that originates within Europe and laying out if, how and when that data can leave Europe. The directive will replace the EU's existing Data Protection Directive.

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Why the EU Privacy Directive is not a real threat to the internet industry

The new EU e-Privacy Directive that comes into effect in the UK on May 25 has caused a major stir in the local internet community, but its real impact will depend on enforcement and ‘cost’ to end users.

Could common sense prevail? Perhaps, but in the end practicality will...

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Are cookies off the menu in the new online Europe?

There has been a lot of noise recently surrounding the new legislation on online tracking and the use of cookies and permission. Marketers must sit up and listen to the potential underlying threat this legislation can pose and consider whether a new approach to transparency and education can head off the threat now and in the future. 

It seems most of the controversy is based on the typical ambiguity that seems to exist in many online rules and regulations. Because, let’s face it, the situation is meant to be led by public opinion, with the legislators supposedly following suit. The public want to be “protected” from evil online marketing spies, who are poised and ready to sell something at the first sign of interest.

Or do they?

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