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Lisette Meij: GDPR compliance is a competitive advantage

September 14, 2021

Lisette Meij: GDPR compliance is a competitive advantage

Maciej Zawadziński: Often data-driven organizations see privacy compliance as an obstacle. Why is that?  Lisette Meij: Organizations often feel that there is a lot they cannot do with data because of privacy laws. Or they have the feeling that there is a lot of extra work involved in being compliant. “It’s probably not allowed because […]

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Sergio Jiménez: Pandemic was the moment of truth for governments' digitization

September 7, 2021

Sergio Jiménez: Pandemic was the moment of truth for governments’ digitization

Maciej Zawadziński: How would you define modern citizens? What differentiates them from the kinds of citizens that preceded them? What do modern citizens expect from interactions with the public sector? Sergio Jiménez: Current citizens are the fruit of a 30 or 40 year-long process. We can’t understand them without a reference to the early 80s […]

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Rotem Dar: Google has, on average, more access to personal information than any other company on the globe

August 31, 2021

Rotem Dar: Google has, on average, more access to personal information than any other company on the globe

Maciej Zawadziński: Google labeled FLoC as “privacy-friendly”. But privacy and tech experts say otherwise. Some even state that FLoC is actually worse than cookies. With so much opposition, how did Google conclude that FLoC can protect privacy? Rotem Dar: As Google and its Chrome team plan to depreciate third-party cookies, the implied assumption behind FLoC […]

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Everything you need to know about cookie consent in the EU

August 26, 2021

Everything you need to know about cookie consent in the EU

We Europeans love cookies. There is Italian cantuccini, German lebkuchen, French navette and Dutch stroopwafels. But love only goes so far. A type of cookie we’re not a fan of is the digital cookie. Cookies on the internet are used to remember our preferences or track us across the World Wide Web. This can have […]

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You don't have to sign a business associate agreement (BAA) with your web analytics vendor to be HIPAA-compliant

August 25, 2021

You don’t have to sign a business associate agreement (BAA) with your web analytics vendor to be HIPAA-compliant

Are you having trouble with convincing your web analytics vendor to sign a business associate agreement (BAA)? Don’t worry. There’s a way to use web analytics without a BAA in your hand. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make it happen.Before we proceed to our main topic, let’s take one step back […]

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Fleur Boesenkool & Niels Dekker: Great public sector websites give visitors a peace of mind

August 17, 2021

Fleur Boesenkool & Niels Dekker: Great public sector websites give visitors a peace of mind

Maciej Zawadziński: You work with both commercial customers and the public sector. Do you see any differences between how organizations from the sectors build their websites? Niels Dekker: What I like about public sector websites is that they give the visitor peace of mind. I always advise to embrace this feeling when optimizing a website. […]

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Karolina Iwańska: We still haven’t seen groundbreaking decisions that would provide answers to the most pressing questions about data protection online

August 3, 2021

Karolina Iwańska: We still haven’t seen groundbreaking decisions that would provide answers to the most pressing questions about data protection online

Maciej Zawadziński: Today, GDPR and similar laws set down the rules of the game for businesses wanting to collect customer data. But how was personal data online protected before 2018? How did businesses behave then? I like to call that time a sort of “Wild West” – would you agree? Karolina Iwańska: GDPR was not […]

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6 ways analytics software collects data online – plus a comparison of 5 popular platforms

July 22, 2021

6 ways analytics software collects data online – plus a comparison of 5 popular platforms

Data collection and analysis are a vital part of running any organization. For online data tracking, cookies and fingerprinting are among the most popular technologies and the basis for many tracking methods. In this article, we’ll discuss those different methods and the possibilities they provide. Additionally, we’ll compare how these 5 platforms approach tracking: Piwik […]

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Toon Vuursteen: Citizens are used to a smooth digital interaction with commercial companies and they expect the same from their government

July 20, 2021

Toon Vuursteen: Citizens are used to a smooth digital interaction with commercial companies and they expect the same from their government

Maciej Zawadziński: The private sector is often used as a benchmark in evaluating the online presence of government organizations. Public institutions work very differently than companies, so what is the point of doing that? Toon Vuursteen: I always advise public institutions not to take the private sector as an example too much. Of course, there […]

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Piotr Banaszczyk: Privacy is the biggest force shaping the future of online advertising

July 13, 2021

Piotr Banaszczyk: Privacy is the biggest force shaping the future of online advertising

Maciej Zawadziński: The efficiency of online advertising depends on the collection of consumer data and cross-domain tracking. Will the industry manage without third-party cookies and with Apple’s IDFA that allows consumers to completely opt out from tracking? Or will we say “goodbye” to online advertising? Piotr Banaszczyk: I don’t believe that these privacy changes will […]

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