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CCPA Update: It’s the Final Countdown

We know not what the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will finally look like when it goes into effect January 1, 2020, but we do know that Silicon Valley heavyweights applied great pressure to revise it, there’s an industry solution for do-not-sell requests, and unfortunately, most US businesses are overwhelmingly…

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What Is CCPA?

“Winter is coming.” - Ned Stark, House of Stark If you’re a GOT fan like I’m becoming, you know that’s the motto for House of Stark and it’s issued as a warning or a heads up that the House needs to get itself prepared—both literally and figuratively. In essence, it’s…

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CCPA Is Confusing AF

Digital media is looking forward to another year of impending doom as a fresh piece of confounding privacy regulation hangs over the space. The CCPA, which will affect any company that touches the data of at least 50,000 Californians a year, is in the middle of a statewide hearing tour…

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What Is the IAB Consent Framework?

GDPR compliance means companies must obtain consent when collecting personal data from their website visitors. Sounds like a big headache, right? But wait, it's easier than you think. The IAB GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework is the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s solution to help publishers tell visitors what data is being…

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PubForum Austin, TX 2018: The Tweet Wrap-up

Publisher Forum Austin was about "Defining the Future of Digital Media" in Austin. Monday's keynote from Bob Pearson, senior advisor, W2O group taught us that the future of advertising might rest on taking earned and shared media into true consideration to better understand how audiences work and how we should…

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FBI Brings Gun to Advertising Knife Fight

Speaking of transparency—or the lack thereof—plenty of questions linger around the FBI raiding a major holding company's offices as it steps up its investigation into rebates and kickbacks in digital advertising. Gabe Greenberg suggests that if we're going to circle the wagons as the g-men close in, the industry should…

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I Went to Cannes Lions and All I Got Are These Hot Takes

The ad industry is changing, and so is Cannes Lions. With header bidding altering the way agencies do business, branded content in high demand, and GDPR doing... whatever it's doing, publishers and ops people are in the Cannes conversation more than ever. Yep, as Gavin Dunaway explains, Cannes is AdMonsters…

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