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Gerhard Kürner: The marketing of the future will work on first-party data

September 28, 2021

Gerhard Kürner: The marketing of the future will work on first-party data

Maciej Zawadziński: The customer journey is one of the most influential concepts in marketing. How did it evolve over the years? Will it still be relevant for the marketing of the future?  Gerhard Kürner: In the past, the customer journey was often just a  theoretical value that wasn’t verifiable. With the increasing number of digital […]

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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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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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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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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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Max Ossé: It’s just a matter of time until we see data privacy regulations that cover the United States as a whole

July 6, 2021

Max Ossé: It’s just a matter of time until we see data privacy regulations that cover the United States as a whole

Maciej Zawadziński: A recent Pew Research survey confirms that US citizens are getting more concerned about the security of their personal data online. What is the cause of this? What has contributed to the growing distrust towards using online services and products? Max Ossé: I think it’s a confluence of a few factors. The first […]

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