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Children’s Privacy: Ireland hands TikTok $367M fine for putting kids at risk by default

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued its ruling against TikTok, charging €345 million (~ $367 million) for its non-privacy-by-default settings that set children’s accounts to public by default on sign-up, which allowed their videos to be publicly viewable, their comments to be publicly read, and their “Family Pairing” links to adults to be linked to adults not verified to be a parent or guardian.

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Consumers to start trading privacy for AI-driven retail deals

September 19, 2023

A UserTesting survey of consumers in the US, Australia and UK found consumers will consider trusting AI for a good retail deal. Of those surveyed – 2,000 US, and 1,000 each in Australia and the UK – 87% of US consumers were willing to exchange personal information for savings and exclusive deals, compared with 24% AU and 27% UK. Around a third (36% US, 28% AU, 39% UK) were willing to use AI for auto-ordering and shopping online.

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Amperity Launches New Lakehouse Offering

May 17, 2024

Amperity has launched Lakehouse CDP,  which delivers CDP functions within “lakehouse” data stores including Snowflake and Databricks.  Amperity tools for data modeling, data quality, identity resolution, generative AI, segmentation, and performance measurement will send all results to a company’s own lakehouse rather than a separate Amperity-managed database. Modules can be used independently but the real benefit here is that Amperity is one of the few “composable” CDP vendors who offer a complete set of pre-integrated CDP functions.

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