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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Google Finally Scraps Its Cookie Deprecation Plans

Stephanie Liu 23 mins ago
Google announced today it’s finally doing what everyone suspected and reversing its decision to deprecate third-party cookies in Chrome. After repeated delays in a four-year-long saga, marketers and advertisers grew increasingly skeptical. In Forrester’s Marketing Survey 2024, 61% of B2C marketers said they do not believe that Google will deprecate the third-party cookie.  It’s not […]
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Oracle Exits The Advertising Business

Stephanie Liu June 19, 2024
The development underscores just how quickly and significantly the foundation of digital advertising has shifted. Read the key takeaways for advertisers and marketers.
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Location Data Is A Problematic Fave, And It’s Time To Break Up

Stephanie Liu May 2, 2024
We’ve written in the past about the dangers of location data, but recent headlines have once again highlighted its extremely problematic nature. The US Federal Communications Commission fined four mobile carriers $200 million for selling customers’ location data, and Google is paying a $62 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that it collected location […]
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Latest Proposed Federal Privacy Law Faces Favorable Winds

Stephanie Liu April 22, 2024
Though the American Privacy Rights Act faces an uphill road, there are clear signs of progress on the consumer privacy front. Learn about the bill and what marketers can expect.
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Google Chrome Settlement Shows The Power Of Privacy-Minded Consumers

Stephanie Liu April 4, 2024
The details of Google’s settlement in a multiyear lawsuit over Incognito mode became public this week. Find out what changes Google will make as a result of the settlement and what it means for marketers everywhere.
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Glassdoor’s Mishandling Of Customer Data Has Some Users Eyeing The Exits

Stephanie Liu March 26, 2024
The platforms' covert addition of users’ real names, jobs, and job titles to their previously anonymous profiles has sparked backlash and distrust.
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US Govt. Makes More Data Privacy Moves: What Marketers Need To Know

Stephanie Liu March 8, 2024
With two moves, the federal government bucked its reputation for moving at a glacial pace this week. First, the Federal Trade Commission dropped a blog post stating that “Browsing and location data are sensitive. Full stop.” Second, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce moved forward with two bills in response to President […]
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California’s Privacy Law Puts Second-Party Data On Notice

Stephanie Liu February 23, 2024
The California attorney general’s office reached a settlement with DoorDash after the food delivery company sold customer data without proper notice or opt-out controls. It got slapped with a measly $375,000 fine (for context, DoorDash’s stock price is $120 and change), but don’t brush this off as a one-and-done. A closer look at the settlement […]
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Managing The Privacy Risks Of Generative AI

What It Means September 28, 2023
Nervous about the privacy implications of your latest generative AI pilots? In this episode, Principal Analyst Enza Iannopollo shares some insights and mistakes to avoid.
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How Will Generative AI Change B2B Marketing?

What It Means September 21, 2023
For all the FOMO that generative AI has inspired among B2B marketers, many aren’t sure where to start with it. Principal Analyst Lisa Gately shares her insights this week on What It Means.
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Welcome To The Data-Deprived Future Of Frontline B2B Marketing

John Arnold July 31, 2023
Data deprecation is well under way, and it’s interfering with frontline B2B marketing programs. Google plans to deprecate third-party cookies for 1% of Chrome users in Q1 2024, and it has plans to phase out third-party cookies completely beginning in Q3 2024. When To Start Being Concerned About B2B Data Deprecation Should you start being […]
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Making Reality Unreal: Five Deepfake Scams That Imperil Enterprises In 2023

Jeff Pollard June 27, 2023
While it might seem like generative AI is the only use case for AI around today, just a few years ago, deepfakes wore the mantle for attention and hype in the AI universe. That’s fallen off considerably today, but we will likely see a resurgence in interest based on attacks using deepfakes to scam and […]
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Build A Roadmap For Collecting The Customer Data That You’ll Actually Use

Stephanie Liu June 22, 2023
Marketers want to capture as much zero- and first-party data as possible, whether that’s email addresses, marketing opt-ins and other consent, or more granular data about who a customer is and what they’re interested in. But consumers have more power to be selective about who they share data with and when and have become wary […]
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Adtech Is Searching For Its Next Oasis

Mo Allibhai June 12, 2023
This year, programmatic advertisers face an unusual economic paradox: Ad spend continues to go up, but sellers of programmatic advertising and adtech vendors alike are consolidating and reorganizing in pursuit of efficiency. The stakes (and the same factors that drove real-time bidding adoption in the first place) are high: millions of hours of monetizable consumer […]
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Recapping The Global Privacy Summit: AI Is Everything Everywhere All At Once

Stephanie Liu April 7, 2023
This week, I attended the Global Privacy Summit, hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. This is my fourth time attending, and the shortest way to recap the event is: AI is so hot right now. It was the topic of the opening keynote, the closing keynote, and many sessions in between, including debates […]
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It’s 10 p.m. — Do You Know Where Your Data Is Going?

Stephanie Liu March 16, 2023
Last week, The Washington Post did a deep dive on how a publication used “commercially available” mobile data to out a Catholic priest as a Grindr user and visitor of a gay bar, ultimately forcing him to resign. Some of this data was sourced from Grindr; a Grindr spokesperson told the Post that “[the] company […]
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Data Privacy Day, B2C Marketing Edition

Stephanie Liu January 27, 2023
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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