November 10, 2020 by

For the past two decades, concerns about online privacy have slowly gained traction. People want faster page loads, less website clutter, and most importantly, better protection of their data and respect for their privacy. The emergence of content-filtering software like ad blockers spearheaded the trend towards growing awareness of privacy issues associated with the existence […]

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What Is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and What Does it Mean for AdTech & MarTech?

November 25, 2020 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?

November 27, 2020 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?

November 10, 2020 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]

November 10, 2020 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?

August 31, 2021 by ,

As of 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.

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How the IAB’s GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework Works From a Technical Perspective (TCF 1.0 and TCF 2.0)

November 10, 2020 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?

November 27, 2020 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

November 10, 2020 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]

November 10, 2020 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]

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