September 14, 2018 by ,

First-party cookies are the lifeblood of every website, enabling businesses to remember key pieces of information about users and to collect analytics data. Third-party cookies are the bread and butter of AdTech, allowing publishers to monetize their websites, and brands to run advertising and marketing campaigns. However, the introduction of the EU’s General Data-Protection Regulation […]

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What Is a Consent-Management Platform (CMP) and How Does It Work?

May 23, 2018 by ,

In a post-GDPR world, with the introduction of many new rules and requirements governing personal data and user consent, advertisers will have a tough nut to crack. On top of that comes the user’s right to be forgotten, the right of data portability, and numerous other complications. The new EU law will put a spanner […]

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What is Contextual Targeting and How Does It Work?

May 17, 2018 by

With only a week until the European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, AdTech and MarTech companies around the world are bracing themselves for the dawn of a new era in digital advertising and marketing. How prepared are they for the new regulation, and what has their journey towards compliance looked like up […]

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Are AdTech and MarTech Vendors Prepared for the GDPR? [Survey Results]

May 17, 2018 by

The European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) is about to introduce a number of new responsibilities for AdTech and MarTech companies (known as controllers and processors of data within the regulation). “Data protection by design and default” is a proposed new approach which promotes the implementation of privacy and data-protection compliance at the design phase […]

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What Does Privacy by Design Mean for AdTech and MarTech Companies?

May 2, 2018 by ,

Since May 25, 2018, all companies that collect, use, process, and share data about EU citizens are required to comply with the General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) and implement new data-protection and security measures. The regulation does not apply to EU companies alone. Regardless of whether an organization is based in the EU, it must comply […]

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How the IAB’s GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework Works From a Technical Perspective

April 19, 2018 by

You may remember hearing about the Volkswagen emissions scandal that made headlines worldwide in 2015. For those unfamiliar with the story, the German automaker intentionally programmed its turbocharged-direct-injection (TDI) engines to comply with the United States’ emissions and pollution standards by activating the engines’ emission controls only during laboratory tests. This allowed Volkswagen’s engines to […]

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In a Post-GDPR World, Who Will Be the Emissions Cheaters of AdTech?

April 19, 2018 by

Despite the fact that the European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into force, and the ongoing coverage in the media, there still seems to be a lot of misinformation and confusion as to what the GDPR and the proposed ePrivacy regulation mean for AdTech companies. To help publishers, brands, agencies, and AdTech vendors […]

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GDPR and ePrivacy FAQ from AdTech vendors

April 17, 2018 by

While the true impact of the GDPR and ePrivacy regulation won’t be felt until after they come into force, we can already get a sense of the effect they’ll have on the online advertising and marketing industries. So we created an infographic to highlight the main areas of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation […]

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The Effect the GDPR and ePrivacy Will Have on AdTech and MarTech Vendors [infographic]

April 12, 2018 by

Out of all the hurdles publishers and AdTech & MarTech companies must overcome to comply with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the one about user consent is the biggest. After May 25, 2018, if they want to collect, process, and store personal data from data subjects in the EU and EEA, then they’ll […]

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GDPR and AdTech/MarTech: What Obtaining User Consent Will Look Like [infographic]

March 12, 2018 by

On April 27, 2016, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted and triggered the start of a two-year countdown towards its enforcement date on May 25, 2018. During these two years, all companies that collect data about European citizens and residents have to make a number of changes to their current policies […]

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GDPR & ePrivacy: The Effect on AdTech & MarTech From a Technical Perspective [GUIDE]