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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”. CNIL noted the

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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

UK policy makers have been urged to implement tighter rules around how digital ads can be used in elections, while Facebook is set for more scrutiny from European regulators. Those are two key takeaways from the British Information Commissioner’s investigation into the role of data analytics in elections. Launched in

Tightening regulations around privacy and data breach disclosure appear to be working. Global analysis of publicly disclosed data breaches shows that in the first half of 2018 the amount of breaches disclosed grew 133 per cent on the same time last year. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter In