Apple Gives U.S. Customers GDPR-Style Right to Download Their Data

GDPR was supposed to be the asteroid that destroyed third party data. That clearly hasn’t happened, but that doesn’t mean GDPR landed with no impact. The latest ripple is Apple giving U.S., Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand customers the same rights to download their data that GDPR gives European residents. Apple makes a particular point of being privacy-friendly, but expect other firms to apply GDPR world-wide simply because it’s easier than keeping different systems.

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Other Random Stuff: Mintent, AdLingo, inMobi

October 18, 2018

It’s hard to know what else you’ll like, so I’ll give you some options. Marketing ops: Mintent has bought gShift, which gives marketers a combination of content creation (Mintent) and content performance measurement (gShift). Conversational marketing: AdLingo has launched to provide conversational interfaces inside Web display ads. Customer data: mobile app developer inMobi has bought mobile user data and advertising platform Pinsight from Sprint. Note that I didn’t even bother with privacy.

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One-Third of Marketers Will Buy a CDP This Year: Optimove Survey

May 31, 2023

Just over one-third of marketers plan to either buy a new CDP (21%) or replace an existing one (13%) this year, according to this Optimove survey. Unfortunately, it doesn’t report how many have a CDP already in place, which would put the other values in perspective. It does seem that CDPs are a relatively low priority: they rank sixth on the list of new systems and eighth on the list of systems to replace.

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