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Google Chrome Will Wipe out Third-Party Cookies. What’s Next?

Published: February 14, 2020 Author Category Analytics, Data Privacy & Security

At the beginning of 2020, Google caused quite a stir with its initiative to stop supporting third-party cookies. Justin Schuh, director of Chrome engineering, explains that move should make it possible to “sustain a healthy, ad-supported web.” Third-party cookies are a powerhouse of digital advertising as they let marketers track site visitors across cyberspace. The […]

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How to Obtain Consent and Collect Data Under CNIL Guidance and GDPR

Published: February 4, 2020 Author Category Analytics, Data Privacy & Security, GDPR

Privacy advocates and enthusiasts hoped that the GDPR would make the data ecosystem safer and crystallize the rules around consent. However, from the user’s perspective things don’t appear so rosy. Consent pop-ups tend to be manipulative or misdirecting, forcing permission or making it hard to opt out. According to a study done by researchers at […]

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Piwik PRO Signs an Open Letter Advocating for a Tighter ePrivacy Regulation

Published: January 9, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2020 Author , Category Data Privacy & Security, News & Releases

Piwik PRO, together with twelve other companies, has signed an open letter urging EU Member States to include strong privacy safeguards in the new Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (ePrivacy Regulation).The letter is an initiative of Articl8, an industry group of pro-privacy companies thriving in the face of fierce competition from businesses that harvest personal […]

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Data Privacy Laws in the United States and How They Affect Your Business

Published: November 27, 2019 Author Category Data Privacy & Security

Still feeling the effects of the European Union’s GDPR, the world waits for an answer from the United States. With federal-level solutions focusing on healthcare, many states have risen to the occasion, putting forward data privacy regulations of their own. Without a comprehensive blanket solution like GDPR, states are taking it in their hands to […]

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The CJEU Sheds More Light on Trackers and Consent Requirements

Published: November 18, 2019 Updated: December 3, 2019 Author Category Analytics, Data Privacy & Security, GDPR

This year, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued two crucial rulings on consent requirements regarding cookie compliance, under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC (ePrivacy Directive also known as Cookie Directive) and Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive). They highlight that the use of pre-ticked boxes on websites to […]

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What is Third-Party Data and How Does it Fit into Today’s Marketing Landscape?

Published: September 23, 2019 Updated: September 24, 2019 Author Category Data Management, Data Privacy & Security

The more data the better, right? User data is the information that helps you make decisions about your online marketing ventures, but not all data is equal. Data comes from different parties: first party is the stuff you collect yourself with analytics, CRM, and other tools. Second party is someone else’s first party data that’s […]

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Digital Public Sector: How to Protect Citizens’ Privacy Online? – Live Webinar

Published: September 19, 2019 Author Category Data Privacy & Security, News & Releases

Join our CEO Maciej Zawadziński and Jonas Voldbjerg Andersen, CTO at Cookie Information, as they discuss the risks of using Google Analytics and other third-party services across organizations handling sensitive data. Among other topics, the two will talk about the need for establishing GDPR compliance and building public trust. We’re glad to invite you to […]

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How a Cookie Audit Can Get You Up To Date in Today’s Digital Privacy Landscape

Published: July 8, 2019 Updated: August 7, 2019 Author , Category Analytics, Data Privacy & Security

Evolving from a simple document to improve website usability, Cookies have become instrumental in how website users are tracked for advertisement purposes. While they’ve been used in advertising for a long time, digital privacy has recently become a global issue in which cookies play a big part.In this post we cover how first-party, third-party and…

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What To Expect from Google Chrome’s New Privacy Features

Published: May 31, 2019 Updated: February 6, 2020 Author Category Data Privacy & Security

After Safari’s intelligent tracking prevention mechanisms, Alphabet follows suit. This marks the beginning of a paradigm shift in advertising, and possibly a decline of cookies – similar privacy-centered features across many popular browsers crop up one after another. Slowly but surely, Firefox, an open-source browser, jumps on the privacy bandwagon. On May 7th 2019, during […]

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9 Steps to Make Your Analytics LGPD-Compliant

Published: April 26, 2019 Updated: June 6, 2019 Author Category Data Privacy & Security, GDPR

Brazil is another country with strong data privacy regulations – specifically, the Brazilian General Data Privacy Law, also known as LGPD. Beginning August 2020, it will give more than 210 million people new rights to access and control their own data and impact how companies manage their privacy. You might be wondering how it will […]

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