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Don’t Scapegoat Publishers for GDPR’s Opacity

The deadline for GDPR compliance is looming, and the trades continue to chide publishers for not being prepared enough. But considering the interpretation of the regulation has continually changed—and now Google has limited the number of ad tech vendors pubs can list in its consent management tool—Brian LaRue asks: How…

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Best Of AdMonsters 2017

Throughout 2017, the discussion on the AdMonsters site, at our events and on our listserv has spun off in countless directions. A person has to wonder: Was there ever a time when it seemed the industry focused on one or two issues at a time, or do we just have…

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AdMonsters Webinar: Thriving Through GDPR (Recording)

Are you panicking yet? On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect regarding data-driven content and services that directly target or monitor the behavior of EU citizens… Regardless of the targeting organization’s location. It’s a tall order and there’s unsurprisingly a great deal of…

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Getting a Handle on GDPR: A Q&A With Nick Stringer

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) countdown clock keeps ticking more and more loudly the closer we get to May 25, 2018, the day the wide-reaching E.U. regulation takes effect. Publishers here in the U.S. and elsewhere outside of the E.U. are feeling anxious about getting compliant. Part of that…

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What Is GDPR?

For ages, media and tech companies in the U.S. have considered European Union data and privacy regulations to be comparatively strict, comparatively complicated, and generally someone else’s problem. But with the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May of 2018, U.S. companies themselves are prepping to…

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What Is VPPA?

Publishers that deal with a lot of video content will likely be able to tell you a little about the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). Particularly, they’ll be able to tell you about the numerous hoops it causes video-heavy ops teams to jump through. VPPA holds that a user’s viewing…

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The Legal Connection: How Ops Avoids Regulatory Pitfalls

Regulation--it’s the bane of ops’ existence. Keeping abreast of various regulations impacting the digital advertising environment is not easy: COPPA, HIPPA, VPPA, cookie laws, and so on. Do you even know what those letters represent let alone mean? Maybe the bigger question is: Where does regulation come from, and how…

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