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Is Google Analytics (3 & 4) GDPR-compliant? [Updated]

October 14, 2022

Is Google Analytics (3 & 4) GDPR-compliant? [Updated]

Google Analytics 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. Google Analytics and its parent company, Google LLC, have been on the radar of European privacy activists for some time now. In the past few years we’ve […]

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Mikołaj Otmianowski: Awareness of GDPR in Poland is very high. The challenge is in its practical application.

July 27, 2022

Mikołaj Otmianowski: Awareness of GDPR in Poland is very high. The challenge is in its practical application.

Maciej Zawadziński: Complying with the requirements of GDPR can be quite challenging. In your opinion, how are Polish companies doing in that area in general? And how are they doing when looking only at digital marketing?Mikołaj Otmianowski, Legal Counsel and vice president at DAPR: I think awareness of GDPR in Poland is very high. The challenge […]

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Is Google Analytics illegal in the EU?

June 8, 2022

Is Google Analytics illegal in the EU?

At the beginning of 2022, the media were full of articles with really alarming headlines: “Is Google Analytics about to be banned in the EU?”, “Is Google Analytics legal?”, “GA declared illegal!”, “Google Analytics faces EU-wide ban”.What set this off?The European Center for Digital Rights (NOYB), based on the 2020 ruling called Schrems II, filed […]

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Marc Southwell: European data protection authorities should unite to give clear direction for cookies and consent

September 21, 2021

Marc Southwell: European data protection authorities should unite to give clear direction for cookies and consent

Maciej Zawadziński: Privacy organization ‘noyb’ recently approached over 500 companies with complaints about violations of the GDPR compliance of their websites’ cookie banners. When they followed up on the problem, some companies fixed violations. Still 82% of all websites had remaining issues. It seems noyb’s complaints have motivated companies to act. But why are they […]

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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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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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Tim Schumacher: It's impossible to be online and not in the orbit of Big Tech

June 22, 2021

Tim Schumacher: It’s impossible to be online and not in the orbit of Big Tech

Maciej Zawadziński: Big Tech has built their dominant position on the market with interconnected products and services. Nowadays, the quality of their offering has gotten even better. So why is Big Tech’s image worse than ever? Tim Schumacher: In some ways, it seems an unavoidable reality due to the sheer size of Big Tech and […]

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Data processing agreement: 7 elements every GDPR-compliant DPA should have [Updated]

May 21, 2021

Data processing agreement: 7 elements every GDPR-compliant DPA should have [Updated]

If you want to know how to write a lawful data processing agreement (DPA), you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through all the important elements of a DPA under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Disclaimer: This blog post is not legal advice. Piwik PRO provides privacy-friendly analytics software, but […]

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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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