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  • Tony Blair Institute: technological surveillance ‘price worth paying’ in fight against Covid-19

    A new report released by the Tony Blair Institute (TBI) has stated that ‘dramatically increased technological surveillance is a price worth paying to beat Covid-19’, and that the public must accept an increased degree of monitoring that would be unthinkable in normal times.

    Published 28 April 2020 Insight News
  • How magazine publishers view data and privacy: three things to bolster privacy practices

    Data privacy was a hot topic of discussion at the FIPP World Media Congress, held 12-14 November, 2019 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The panel included Ting Cai, Partner Director of Product and Technology at Microsoft, Brigitte Gwyn, EVP Government Affairs at MPA, and Jean-Paul Schmetz, Founder and CEO of Cliqz, a division of Burda, and was moderated by Martha Stone Williams, the CEO of World Newsmedia Network. Panellists discussed the state of privacy on the internet, policy measures around the world, and outlined the top three things magazine media can do to bolster their privacy practices.

    Published 09 December 2019 Features
  • Facebook regulation: good news for the traditional media industry?

    With calls increasing for greater Facebook regulation around the world, FIPP here speaks to publishers, policy experts, and other industry professionals about what this could mean for the traditional media industry. 

    Published 23 April 2019 Features
  • Facebook’s pivot to privacy

    With Facebook facing a deluge of investigations across the globe by governments and their regulators into privacy misdemeanors, the social network’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week announced plans to pivot the entire company towards private messaging.

    Published 08 March 2019 Features
  • GDPR spotlight: Google and publishers still battling it out over GDPR

    With just a few days left before the institution of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across the EU and potentially massive fines for companies who transgress it (up to €20 million or four per cent of annual turnover, whichever is greater), the publishing industry and Google are still at loggerheads as to how they will work together in the future.

    Published 14 May 2018 Features
  • GDPR spotlight: GDPR - a checklist for publishers

    The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect on 25 May will redefine the online relationship between publishers and consumers. If companies have not already taken the steps outlined below, it might be too late but this checklist could be handy to see how compliant you already are.

    Published 14 May 2018 Insight News
  • Privacy, the EU and the future of publishers

    In a world where politicians are trying to regulate an environment they don’t understand, current European Union eprivacy regulations will not only deprive publishers of income but deteriorate the user experience for internet users, warned Oliver von Wersch, founder and CEO of Vonwerschpartner Digital Strategies in Germany during the recent Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin. 

    Published 13 April 2018 Features
  • The GDPR makes native advertising even more important

    The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect in May 2018, and the new regulations will have implications for digital media since consumers need to be re-informed about what data is being collected on them. And, according to Rickard Lawson, head of publisher relations at Strossle, this might actually increase the importance of native advertising.

    Published 06 April 2018 Insight News
  • ePrivacy: A loss of more than 30 per cent in digital advertising sales for journalistic media

    The EU’s planned ePrivacy Regulation will have negative consequences for journalistic media in Germany and will further distort competition with big platform operators. This is the finding of a first survey on impacts which VDZ (the association of German magazine publishers) used to measure the relevance of the ePrivacy Regulation for business.

    Published 31 January 2018 Insight News
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