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2019AfBlgICOGDPRBAMH700-min

It’s been over a year now since GDPR took effect on May 25th 2018 - and for a while there it looked like the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) was going to take a particularly passive role in proceedings as to be fair - not very much happened in those first 12 months. And while there are far too many companies arbitrarily citing ’Legitimate Interests’ over and above those basic consumer rights afforded by ’Explicit Consent’ - it really looked as if this...

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82% of Browsers will soon be blocking Cookies by Default

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2019AfBlgFirefoxSecurity700-min

The latest moves by Google and Firefox show how inevitable it will be that 3rd party cookies will be blocked as standard, leading to and end of the current web infrastructure as we know it.

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GDPR impact already starting to wane

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2019GPXGDPRSpam700-min

Inconsistent oversight and enforcement of the new GDPR Privacy Regulations means that spam and fraud are on the rise again. I noted that the median value of spam held in my email quarantine folder dropped from around 120-130 at its peak down to around 80 at its lowest level - which is still far from exemplary but was a significant improvement. Checking on the Spam folder more recently shows that levels have largely crept back up to near as bad as they were before GDPR was introduced - which is ...

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Family Cyber Security

Ever since I read the Motherboard article:

 

’Your ’Anonymous’ Browsing Data Isn’t Actually Anonymous’

 

I became aware of just how little data is requried to identify the average individual from an anonymous browsing history, it’s just seven clicks.

 

If you leave your browser open on many mainstream media sites your details will inadvertently be passed to dozens of IP addresses, and behind each address is likely an organisation that ...

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Broken GDPR

Ben Davis of Marketing Week recently wrote a piece about how inconsistently and often poorly GDPR was being applied online. Citing examples where several USA publishers simply barred EU traffic, or other more numerous cases where publishers where using 3rd party compliance consent software or Consent Management Platforms (CMPs) like Quantcast to give the feeling that GDPR was being adhered to, whilst the various settings seemed to have little or no impact when applied.

 

GDPR still seems...

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A 12 Step Visual Guide to Affino's Fully Baked-In GDPR Solution

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2018AfBlgVisGDPRMain700-min

The purpose of this article is to give you a comprehensive overview of the extensive smart GDPR Solution fully built into the Affino Unified Digital Business Platform. These screens give you a shortcut on a lot of integral complexity which does still require a fair amount of setup - but with Affino’s detailed guides and live examples is something that any Affino Client can easily and relative quickly accomplish.

 

Affino’s GDPR is designed to fully safe-guard the consumer as ...

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Affino 8.0.6 - GDPR 2, Design, Forms and Products Release

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Affino 8 GDPR Part Two

Affino 8.0.6 is the third major release this year, and the second major GDPR focused release. It includes all the second phase GDPR capabilities including: the new cookie settings and cookie bar; automated contact archiving and deletion (and record extension); updated Scripts including the ability to have Zone scripts and to disable them on the cookie settings; improved registration workflows; and a host of improvements to permissions and preferences throughout Affino.

 

This release ...

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Facebook trending downwards after Poor Q2 Earnings and further Security Policy Revelations

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2018AfBlgFacebookBurn700-min

Facebook dropped roughly $123 billion in share value / market capitalisation after disappointing earnings for Q2 this year were revealed. Much of this has to do with the new GDPR regulations - which restrict what Facebook can legitimately do for advertisers and sponsors, but also there seems to be a noticeable backlash following revelations that Facebook sold on customers’ privacy details and contact lists to various suspect parties - including groups of supposed Russian Hacker types.

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Customer Charter vs Customer Platitudes vs GDPR

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2018AfBlgCustomerCharter700-min

So we’re about a month and a half into GDPR, and it seems that many companies haven’t really taken that much notice of the new laws. There’s lots of companies paying lip-service to GDPR, but many of their policies and actual activities are still in conflict with the new legislation. I do note that spam has tailed off quite significantly, but there are still a fair few suspect mailers in my spam folder. I am also still getting some weird and wonderful unsolicited propositions ...

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2018AfBlgAffino8GDPR700

This release is the primary GDPR compliance Affino release, with dozens of GDPR focused enhancements that will be crucial for your GDPR compliance. Key elements covered are: a new Preference Centre with personal navigation; new Subscription Renewal Automations; new Permission Import and Export, new Preference Import and Export; enhanced contact management, and centralised preference management; forgetting contacts via archiving or deletion; individual data exports of contacts with their ...

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