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When design goes awry – How dark patterns conflict with GDPR and CCPA

December 3, 2020

When design goes awry – How dark patterns conflict with GDPR and CCPA

The designs of websites and apps often guide users and help them navigate content in a simple way. An “X” icon serves for closing documents and programs. The red color around that “X” is a warning signal that catches your attention. Cues such as this are like a secret language to make sites and software […]

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The invalidation of Privacy Shield and the status of EU-US data transfers

October 6, 2020

The invalidation of Privacy Shield and the status of EU-US data transfers

Privacy Shield is no longer a valid legal framework for transferring data from the EU and Switzerland to the US. But large tech companies such as Google still send heaps of data about EU residents to the US. So what has changed?

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Is Google Analytics GDPR-compliant? 10 things to consider [UPDATE]

August 31, 2020

Is Google Analytics GDPR-compliant? 10 things to consider [UPDATE]

Google Analytics (GA) is by far the most popular analytics tool on the market. It’s free and allows you to analyze website traffic and gather valuable data about user behavior. However, collecting analytics data requires compliance with data protection regulations such as GDPR. In the past few years, we’ve heard reports of questionable privacy practices by Google. […]

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E-commerce in transition – providing a safe customer experience

July 15, 2020

E-commerce in transition – providing a safe customer experience

E-commerce is one of the most popular shopping methods worldwide. Many innovations and improvements led to its esteem, but above all to its success. GDPR on the other hand changed the landscape, increasing fear of revenue slumps – but the opposite is the truth.

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How to obtain consent and collect data under CNIL guidance and GDPR

February 4, 2020

How to obtain consent and collect data under CNIL guidance and 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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The CJEU sheds more light on trackers and consent requirements

November 18, 2019

The CJEU sheds more light on trackers and consent requirements

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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10 Elements Every GDPR-Compliant Privacy Policy Should Have

May 29, 2019

10 Elements Every GDPR-Compliant Privacy Policy Should Have

Gone are the days when privacy policies were so vague that only lawyers could understand them. In Europe, at least, we owe it to GDPR. One of the reasons the EU introduced GDPR was to make people more informed and put them in control of how businesses collect, use, share, secure and process their personal […]

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9 Steps to Make Your Analytics LGPD-Compliant

April 26, 2019

9 Steps to Make Your Analytics LGPD-Compliant

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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We’re Releasing “The State of GDPR Consent” Report

February 11, 2019

We’re Releasing “The State of GDPR Consent” Report

GDPR has been in force since last May, but what has really changed? This report tries to answer that question by examining how organizations in the EU and North America are collecting and using data consents for EU internet users. There are many indications that tech and advertising giants have a stake in keeping the […]

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We’re Launching a GDPR Cookie Scanner!

January 21, 2019

We’re Launching a GDPR Cookie Scanner!

Now that GDPR has entered into force, every company doing business in the EU is obliged to ask for permission in order to process data from their website visitors. The first months since the introduction of the regulation, however, show that many businesses don’t take this responsibility seriously enough. How do we know? Because banners […]

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