While many organisations will be anxious about the upcoming GDPR regulations, some are eagerly awaiting them and the prominence they will give to data governance. For the most proactive it’s an opportunity to change the data conversation and develop new capabilities. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Patrick Dewald,

After years of deliberation, “arguably the most complex piece of regulation the European Union has ever produced” comes into force on May 25th. Reaching far beyond Europe, the tough new privacy laws present a compliance challenge for businesses — and some will be hit harder than others. Regardless of where

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Australian businesses are sold on the idea of big data but many are still struggling with the privacy implications and the ethical use of data. That’s the key takeaway from the 2018 Telsyte Big Data and Analytics Study 2018. The study found 80 per cent of organisations in Australia with

Facebook has begun rolling out changes to ensure GDPR compliance. The social media giant said the changes would initially affect European users but would eventually be adopted globally. European users will see different details in the data policies, in line with GDPR requirements, but Facebook insists the “substance” of its

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Zuckerberg did well during the hearings. He did what he had to do, represent his company to the best of his abilities. He did with an admirable patience, answering questions from senators that were mostly not amongst the best informed. “No, we don’t sell data to advertisers”. The whole setup

At the end of 2017 worldwide customer relationship management (CRM) software revenue overtook that of database management systems (DBMSs), making CRM the largest of all software markets, according to Gartner. Worldwide CRM software revenue amounted to $US39.5 billion in 2017, overtaking DBMS revenue, which reached $US36.8 billion in the same

In our last blog post, I talked about GDPR – the idea of consent, and how to get started with a GDPR compliance strategy. While those were the basics and a good starting point for marketers, there are a number of specifics and nuances that need to be understood. Even if

As the deadline for the new European GDPR law looms, the criticality of data governance is once more taking centre stage in an era of data-driven decision making. Considered one of the largest revisions to the European privacy and data protection legislation, GDPR and the changes it brings also presents organisations with

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May, 2018. This is designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data — how it is collected, stored, and processed by companies. Here’s what it essentially means for marketers: Across our sign-up forms and landing pages,

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A German consumer advocacy group has scored a win against Facebook over the way it uses consumer data. The Berlin Regional Court has ruled Facebook’s default settings and some of its terms of service and privacy policies are in breach of consumer law. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations (abbreviated