Hi again! We are bringing our regular “Newsroom” updates to this channel, covering quarterly news on five topics: 

  • ePrivacy and regulatory framework
  • MarTech and AdTech in a Privacy-First world
  • Competition and digital markets
  • Zero-Party Data and Customer Centricity
  • The future of media

Please check our full blog post for a complete transcript, including links and references.

Maciej Zawadziński is an AdTech and MarTech expert, founder of several successful companies and online privacy rights advocate. Striving towards more conscious data use and a healthier digital advertising ecosystem, Maciej is currently devoting his knowledge and skills to developing Piwik PRO – a privacy-focused analytics platform, the perfect alternative to Google Analytics.

We have debated the immediate consequences of recent developments concerning the use of Google Analytics in the European Union, as well as other important topics for Marketing Technology and Digital Analytics professionals: valid consent, sample sizes, the avoidance of cookie banners altogether, and the future of data-driven marketing.

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M Celine Takatsuno is our most recent addition to the PrivacyCloud team. We have asked her to help us understand the current status of the various business models falling under the umbrella of a set of principles that the MyData Global organization has come to embody: human-centric control of personal data, individual empowerment, transparency, interoperability, etc. 

More specifically, we have gone through the same list I had put together in a 2019 article, “MyData Business Models”: Privacy Enhancement Tools, User Rights Management platforms, Self-Sovereign Identity tools, Personal Data Stores, Brand Relationship Management tools, Declared Data Platforms, Attention Management and survey-based market research tools, and Personal Data Marketplaces. 

About M Celine Takatsuno

Celine’s been working in data, technology, and privacy spaces for more than a decade.

Before joining us at PrivacyCloud, she was working on a couple of personal data projects, one in healthcare and one in e-commerce.

She’s founded three startups, consulted with a dozen more in media, marketing, and ‘tech for good’, and early on, led business and strategy teams for industry pioneers like Commission Junction.

(Photo by Mitchell Shapiro Photography 2020 – Used with permission)

As an answer to the obvious legal challenges of ID-based, cross-media deduplication (currently greater than those faced by third-party cookies), Google Chrome’s Privacy Sandbox, and its related W3C Working Group, provides a framework for advertisers and publishers to leverage a browser-level interest graph while preserving anonymity, through the use of aggregate data and minimum audience thresholds. As key drawbacks, there is little control on the consumer side, and local storage could result in data leaks when coexisting with either shared-identity, third-party cookies, and platform-specific IDs or walled gardens.

We will address these and other issues from a legal perspective (ePrivacy + GDPR, mostly), and your humble host (Sergio Maldonado) will be on his own for this particular mission.

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Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna is a Senior Counsel for Global Privacy and EU data protection law at the Future of Privacy Forum and former legal officer for the EDPS (Brussels). She holds a PhD in data protection law.

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Lisa LeVasseur is an MBA technologist with a background in Computer Science and Philosophy. Lisa began strategic work in cellular telecom industry standards in the late ‘90s while at Motorola. Since then, she has participated in 3GPP, 3GPP2, MEIF, WAP Forum, IETF, W3C, IEEE and Kantara Initiative. 

The Me2B Alliance is setting the standard for respectful technology. It is backed by a group of software engineers, policy analysts, UX experts, business and philanthropic leaders who are committed to giving individuals more say in how technology treats people.

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Katharina Weimer is a partner in the privacy team of Fieldfisher and located in the Munich office. She has been advising her clients in the data protection landscape for more than 12 years with a focus on international companies.

Kirsten Ammon is a lawyer of Fieldfisher’s IT and privacy team in the Hamburg office. She develops practical privacy solutions for her clients that are mainly located in Europe and the US.

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Jodi Daniels is Founder and CEO of Red Clover Advisors, a privacy consultancy helping companies from startup to Fortune 100 create privacy programs, build customer trust and achieve GDPR, CCPA, and privacy law compliance. Jodi as a Certified Informational Privacy Professional and serves as the outsourced privacy office for companies.

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Sille Sepp serves as the Programmes Lead for MyData Global, an international nonprofit aiming to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data.

With a background in Sociology and Urban Governance, Sille is especially keen to explore the MyData concept in the urban context, and the implications of digital technologies and the data economy on society.

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Elizabeth Renieris is the Founding Director of the Notre Dame IBM Technology Ethics Lab, a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab. She’s an expert in cross-border data governance, and the ethical and human rights implications of emerging technologies.

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