marketing & privacy

Marketers must strike the right balance between getting close to customers and respecting their privacy. At a time of increasing regulation and customer pushback on data policies, the stakes have never been higher. Explore our insights and best practices on marketing & privacy.

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Data Privacy Day, B2C Marketing Edition

Stephanie Liu 5 days ago
The privacy landscape is shifting quickly. It’s a critical time for B2C marketers to get involved in their organizations’ privacy programs.
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Meta Hit With €390 Million Fine And An Uncertain Advertising Future

Stephanie Liu January 4, 2023
Learn what the latest ruling against Facebook and Instagram means for marketers.

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A New Era Of Privacy Dawns With The Latest Google Fine

Enza Iannopollo November 16, 2022
In the wake of a lawsuit settlement over deceptive location-history user settings, companies need to look closely at their data privacy practices.
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US Consumer Privacy Attitudes In 2022

Stephanie Liu September 28, 2022
Collecting data without infringing on consumers’ privacy and ultimately sacrificing their loyalty and trust is a new marketing imperative. Marketers must avoid regulatory fines and reputational damages and lead the conversation on consumer privacy. Data deprecation, new privacy laws, and the cookiepocalypse are coming. You’re now past the time to revise your approach to data […]
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CCPA Penalties Are Here: Sephora Hit With $1.2 Million Fine

Stephanie Liu September 9, 2022
French retailer Sephora became the first company to be penalized under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) for not disclosing to consumers that it sells their personal information, failing to respect users’ Global Privacy Control as an opt-out, and neglecting to correct these infractions by the deadline. The $1.2 million penalty is part of a […]
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DuckDuckGo’s Email Protection: Another Strike Against The Surveillance Economy

Jess Burn August 31, 2022
Fresh off a yearlong beta test, DuckDuckGo moved its email protection service into an open beta. The service works across iOS and Android; browser extensions for Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Brave; and DuckDuckGo for Mac. The service blocks trackers in emails, reducing the amount and type of data emails can send to third parties (like […]
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Meta Pixel Fiasco Underscores Why Marketing And Risk Must Work Together

Stephanie Liu August 5, 2022
Marketing and risk share a common goal: building customer trust. By partnering, marketers and S&R pros can use the growing momentum around consumer privacy to grow customer trust.

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Next On The Data Deprecation Docket: Location Data

Stephanie Liu August 1, 2022
As FTC scrutiny grows, location data could be next on the data deprecation chopping block. Here's what marketers need to know.
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Data Deprecation Déjà Vu: Google Delays The Cookiepocalypse (Again)

Emily Collins July 28, 2022
Regardless of when Google finally kills support for third-party cookies, if you’re not planning to manage these forces now, you’re already behind.
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A Federal Privacy Law? What Marketers Need To Know

Stephanie Liu July 21, 2022
We've broken down the US's first comprehensive consumer privacy bill and what the American Data Privacy and Protection Act means for marketers.
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Choose Apple Lockdown Mode, Choose Security

Paddy Harrington July 12, 2022
Users get to make their own choices about security and privacy when using Apple devices, not carriers, application developers, or advertisers.
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The EU Strikes Again As A Global Leader In Mindful Media: Updated “Code Of Practice On Disinformation”

Kelsey Chickering June 28, 2022
The EU announced an updated Code of Practice on Disinformation, aimed at combating the online spread of disinformation via regulatory measures, including “demonetizing the dissemination of disinformation.” Forrester’s research shows that the monetization of disinformation is a vicious cycle in which the ad supply chain infrastructure supports and funds — often inadvertently — the spread […]

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Picking An Agency To Maximize The Value Of Your First-Party Data

Stephanie Liu June 27, 2022
For B2C marketers, first-party data is a lot like “Zoolander’s” Hansel: “so hot right now.” Facing massive headwinds amid data deprecation, marketers want to capture zero- and first-party data from customers and build direct relationships. In Forrester’s Q1 B2C Marketing CMO Pulse Survey, 2022, a whopping 76% of B2C marketing respondents said that they are […]
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Privacy: “The Most Essential Battle Of Our Time”

Stephanie Liu May 5, 2022
Companies have an opportunity to use privacy as a competitive differentiator. Four factors are essential for the successful preservation of the right to privacy.
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Privacy Isn’t Binary: The 2021 US Privacy Segmentation

Stephanie Liu April 1, 2022
Data deprecation is here, forcing marketers to stop hoovering up consumer data for opaque use cases. Consumers’ privacy-protecting behaviors are one of the four forces shaping this new marketing reality, but not every consumer has the same expectations, preferences, or concerns around information sharing. To quote Ted Lasso, “Different people are … different.” Our new […]
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Navigate China’s New Data And AI Regulations

Guannan Lu March 3, 2022
Firms often struggle to identify the appropriate security controls and practices to comply with fast-changing data regulations. Here are three practices firms should adapt to keep pace.
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Proposed Surveillance Advertising Ban, Meet Contextual Targeting

Stephanie Liu January 21, 2022
A proposed US law banning surveillance advertising emphasizes that marketers need to invest in contextual advertising, zero-party data, and other less invasive ways to gain audience insights.

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Oh, Snap: Data Deprecation Cuts Into Revenue

Stephanie Liu October 22, 2021
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. While reporting Snapchat’s Q3 results yesterday, CEO Evan Spiegel conceded Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) framework “disrupted” Snap’s advertising business as he reported lower-than-expected earnings. The earnings miss drove sharp declines in Facebook’s and Twitter’s stocks as well. ATT, which rolled out in April with iOS 14.5, requires users […]
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Halloween Comes Early For Syniverse, FB, And Twitch — What We Can Learn From Their Spooky Outages Plus Breaches

Jeff Pollard October 7, 2021
As renowned ghost hunter and solver of mysteries Scooby-Doo would say, “Ruh roh, Raggy!” It looks like more than ghosts are wreaking havoc on haunted networks. We’re less than a full week into October, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month isn’t quite taking shape the way we expected. Ostensibly, orgs decided to pivot and use this time […]
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The State Of Privacy In Asia Pacific: A Wake-Up Call For Marketers

Xiaofeng Wang August 18, 2021
Marketers in Asia know that consumers are increasingly demanding better data privacy practices. But they're struggling to translate that into real change. Discover the state of consumer data privacy in Asia.
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