What's on our minds

From the latest analyst content, to marketing tips and tricks for delivering digital experiences, and musings about technology, here’s where you’ll find what we’re currently pondering.

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FaceApp v GDPR
July 29, 2019
Faceapp faces growing privacy concerns, especially since their terms of service is largely ambiguous. Are they GDPR compliant? We dive in to find out.
Posted by Gabe Morazan
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How to Deliver Unified Experiences in the Regulatory Era
May 9, 2019
Data privacy is taking centre stage in the digital marketing arena, and regulations are coming into effect across the globe, impacting brands, publishers, and tech companies alike.
Posted by Ian Lowe
The CCPA and GDPR: Are they obstacles or opportunities?
April 10, 2019
How does the CCPA compare to the GDPR in terms of its impact on digital marketers? And what’s the real opportunity it presents for deeper consumer engagement?
Posted by Crownpeak
The Role of Control and Trust in Privacy Compliance
Dude, Where's My Car? The Role of Trust in DX
October 12, 2018
The GDPR aims to put consumers (“data subjects”) in control of their personal data. Yet, the companies that use that data are called “data controllers.” How can we reconcile the two, and what is the role o f trust in the transfer of control from the consumer to the company?
Posted by Tim Walters (The Content Advisory)
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Jedis and Lightsabers: Using Star Wars to Distill Learnings from the DAAC’s Inaugural Summit
October 2, 2018
On a bright and crisp Toronto morning, I sat down at the first Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada’s Summit to hear…a keynote address on Star Wars? I thought I wasn’t in the right galaxy for a minute or two, until I realized it was Peter Kosmala (of DataXu) kicking off the Summit with a convincing argument that Canada is A New Hope for all things privacy.
Posted by Audrey Trainor
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Behind the British Airways Data Breach: Poor Digital Governance?
September 12, 2018
Another day, another data breach. British Airways recently announced that 380,000 customer financial records had been stolen by malicious actors through their mobile and desktop sites. It seems data breaches like these have become a regular part of our lives and a common headline in our daily newsfeeds.
Posted by Gabe Morazan
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The GDPR’s Regulatory Bears Are Stirring – And They’re Not Happy About Your Half-Assed Compliance Efforts
September 11, 2018
The article in the Washington Post on 14 August is titled “Big Tech Is Still Violating Your Privacy.” At first, you might think this is just another privacy advocate (say, me) complaining that not that much has changed since the GDPR came into effect – except for even more numerous and irritating cookie banners, many of which invite you to hit the prominent ACCEPT button or plunge into a rabbit hole to “see your options.”
Posted by Tim Walters (The Content Advisory)
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You Can Run From the GDPR, But You Can’t Hide – Data Protection Goes Global
August 2, 2018
Avid European readers of the Tronc family of newspapers – including the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and Baltimore Sun – awoke to disappointment on May 25th. As the GDPR took effect that morning, the Tronc news sites simply disappeared, replaced by a plain text notice.
Posted by Tim Walters (The Content Advisory)
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One Month Into the GDPR – Who’s Misbehaving?
June 27, 2018
The asteroid called GDPR slammed into business operations around the globe on May 25 – dramatically transforming the environment for marketers, customer experience teams, and the broader organization. The question now is: Who will adapt more quickly and successfully to the new environment?
Posted by Tim Walters (The Content Advisory)