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On January 2nd, I had the pleasure of discussing the state of the data industry in 2020 with “squawk alley” on CNBC. We debated what companies are doing wrong when it comes to data privacy; the new privacy rights gained with the CCPA, thought-leaders in data privacy, CCPA enforcement, and…


Welcome to Datawallet’s Data Digest, where I review and occasionally analyze the latest news and the most critical developments in the data industry.

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What Problems Does the IAB’s CCPA Compliance Framework Solve?

This week I had the pleasure of analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the IAB’s CCPA Framework for AdMonsters. The IAB and IAB Tech Lab’s CCPA Compliance Framework provides a set of standards to help make it easier for publishers and their ad tech partners to comply with the CCPA’s requirements around the sale of PI…


Welcome to Datawallet’s Data Digest, where I summarize and sometimes analyze the latest news in the data industry. Or in this case, the news over the last three weeks.

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Microsoft expands coverage of the CCPA across the U.S.

Microsoft has vowed to ‘honor’ the ‘core rights’ of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and expanded its coverage across the entire United States. Announced in a statement on Monday, Julie Brill, Microsoft’s chief privacy officer, said that the company will apply the principles of the CCPA across the whole…


Proposal seeks wide-scoped federal privacy legislation including private right of action, CEO accountability, and whistleblower rights.

Ever since the California Consumer Privacy Act was signed into law in June 2018, with its looming effective date of January 1st 2020, a desire for a federal privacy law has been seen from all sides of the table, including Big Tech, Democrats, and Republicans. The problem is, they want different things.

In September this year 51 CEO’s from top-companies, such as Amazon, IBM, DELL and JP Morgan Chase, sent an open letter to Congress, asking for a “comprehensive consumer data privacy law”. …


Welcome to the 25th edition of the Data Digest, where I summarize the most important events in the data industry. This is a 2 in 1 edition since we skipped a week due to our increasing workload here at Datawallet. This time in the Digest: Zuckerberg endures a beating from Washington while a $35 billion lawsuit against Facebook advances, Israeli surveillance firm sued by Whatsapp, the perils of Fingerprinting, the CCPA poses a significant impact on the automotive industry, lawmakers investigate TikTok as a national security threat, Microsoft contracts raise concern in the EU and more. Enjoy!

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Welcome to the 24th edition of the Data Digest, where I summarize the most important events in the data industry. This week: the Internet Association lobby for federal privacy laws, Sen. Wyden proposes a data privacy bill, Snowden argues that without encryption we all lose privacy, Foursquare CEO calls for regulations, 8.7 million customers are affected in a Russian data breach, and more. Enjoy!

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The Internet Association Lobby For State Privacy Laws

In an opinion piece for the NYT, Michael Beckerman, president and chief executive of the Internet Association, which represents the world’s leading…


Welcome to the 23rd edition of the Data Digest, where I summarize the most important events in the data industry. This week: I spoke on CNBC about data privacy and control in light of Twitter “inadvertently” misusing personal information for advertising, the draft rules for the CCPA were finally released by California’s AG, the personal data of 92 million Brazilians was auctioned underground, Russian meddling in the 2016 election spread further than previously thought, Brexit predicted to hinder UK’s data sharing, NSA violates American privacy rights, and more. Enjoy!

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Welcome to the 22nd edition of the Data Digest, where I summarize the most important events in the data industry. This week: A new EU court ruling stipulates active consent to cookies, Marketers worry about new privacy laws, another congressional headache for big tech, creepy Amazon products, Zuck’s internal meetings are leaked, debates around encryption, facial-recognition tests in China, and more. Enjoy!

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New EU Court Ruling Stipulates Online Users Must Actively Consent to Cookies

With daily reports of data scandals, breaches and misuse, lawmakers in the EU have taken a stand against user tracking by making user consent…


Welcome to the 21st edition of the Data Digest, where I sum up the most important happening in the data industry. This week: the Nevada Privacy Bill goes into effect, Mactaggart launches a new ballot initiative, Alexa asks for your trust in Amazon, DoorDash dashes away from a data breach, Facebook tries to take over your health care, and more. Enjoy!

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Versus The Nevada Privacy Bill (SB 220)

While some companies CCPA compliance efforts focus on avoiding statutory fines, such as the $7,500 damages per person per incident, others invest in building out…


Welcome to the 20th edition of the Data Digest, where I sum up the most important happenings in the data industry. This week’s two week overview includes: VICE uncovers DMVs dirty data dealings, Facebook reveals 2 million apps require privacy investigations, businesses scramble to comply with the CCPA, secret F.B.I. subpoenas scoop up personal data, millions of American’s health data is found available on the internet, Facebook mingles with your love life, sneaky Bluetooth location tracking, and more. Enjoy!

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American Drivers’ Personal Data Commercialized By DMVs

VICE revealed that several Department of Motor…

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