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Faced with the prospect of major fines and reputational damage, an increasingly fragmented landscape of privacy regulation is putting senior executives on edge. Concerns about rapidly accelerating privacy laws and their associated regulatory burdens was identified as the top emerging risk that organisations face globally, according to Gartner’s latest emerging

Recent regulatory moves to strengthen consumer privacy will be largely ineffective, according to OpenText CEO and CTO, Mark Barrenechea, who argues consumer habits means a technology-led approach is a more viable option. “I think we’ve lost the privacy war. There is so much data available [now],” Barrenechea told Which-50 during

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said there are four areas of the internet that need to be regulated, calling for new rules for harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. Facebook has resisted calls increased regulation in the past but Zuckerberg said there now needs to be a more

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not even born in early 1982 when the mandated breakup of Bell System began, a move that ultimately slashed the value of the giant and previously unassailable AT&T by 70 percent. He was 15 when Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found that Microsoft was

There was a time when “location-based marketing” meant out-of-home media placements – signs, billboards, in-store displays, and so forth. Naturally, when GPS chips found their way into mobile phones and from there into everyone’s pockets and pocketbooks, “location-based” came to mean targeting specific users based on their location, as broadcast

Nine months on from the introduction of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the first major fine has been handed down to Google for not being transparent and clear enough with consumers about how their data is being used. While Google says it plans to appeal the €50m fine,

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Google has been handed a €50 million (AU$79 million) fine from the French data protection watchdog for failing to comply with GDPR. The French watchdog CNIL said the tech giant had a “lack of transparency, unsatisfactory information and lack of valid consent for the personalisation of advertisement”. Sign up for

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Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) found LinkedIn violated data protection rules by using 18 million email addresses of non-members to target them with ads on Facebook. The ruling is contained in a wide ranging report published last week, and relates to the period leading up to the introduction of Europe’s

At a global level programmatic growth is slowing as it becomes the digital dominant method of trading digital advertising, according to a new report.  Sixty-five per cent of all money spent on advertising in digital media in 2019 will be traded programmatically, according to Zenith’s Programmatic Marketing Forecasts, published today.

Gartner has warned organisations implementing blockchain pilots must quickly master privacy by design principles or risk breaching GDPR, which carries penalties of 20 million euros or 4 per cent of global revenue. The EU legislation entitles European citizens to have records of their personal information erased or or corrected. That’s