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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data

“This is the calm before the storm, according to the European Union’s  data protection supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, who says the law is being systematically flouted on a number of fronts right now — and that enforcement is coming. “I’m expecting, before the end of the year, concrete results,” he tells TechCrunch, sounding angry on every consumer’s behalf.””
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What Types of Data Will GDPR Impact Most?

“In a Q3 2018 survey of 227 senior marketing executives worldwide conducted by CMO Council and SAP, 54% of respondents said they anticipate that they’ll no longer be able to use behavioral data like web browsing data and search histories if they want to stay compliant with the GDPR. About half indicated that third-party data and […]
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The GDPR Hasn’t Affected People’s Experience with Brands

“In an August 2018 survey of 1,155 UK consumers conducted by Marketing Week and Toluna, two-thirds of respondents said that the GDPR has had no impact on their experience with brands. About half of the respondents surveyed were unsure if the companies that utilize their personal data were breaching the GDPR, which became enforceable on May […]
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Retailers ditch automated emails after GDPR – but click rate rises

“GDPR has driven European retailers to cut back substantially on marketing emails but has led to a rise in their effectiveness, new research shows. A study by retail personalisation platform Nosto of its EU-based retailer customers found that the number of automated marketing emails has halved since the introduction of the legislation on 25 May of […]
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Business Execs Believe More Countries Will Adopt GDPR-Like Laws

“Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook praised the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and advocated for stricter privacy laws in the US. Whenever the head of the world’s first $1 trillion companyapplauds regulation, people take notice. But Cook isn’t the only one in the business world who believes more data laws are coming our way.”
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Cisco, like Apple and other tech giants, now wants new federal privacy law

“In a blog post, Cisco’s top lawyer, Mark Chandler, called the current legal framework “not adequate.” Cisco hasn’t put forward specific bill language just yet; it is speaking for now in generalities. Particularly in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, along with the recent passage of the GDPR in the European Union and California’s own new privacy law, companies […]
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GDPR gets real: Eight strategic complaints filed on “Right to Access”

“noyb (a European non-profit organisation for privacy enforcement) has put the GDPR law and eight online streaming services from eight countries to the test – but no service fully complied. In eight out of eight cases, noyb has filed formal complaints with the relevant data protection authorities. All major providers engaged in “structural violation” of the GDPR law, says […]
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