China’s cracks down on WeChat owner, Tencent

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) ordered a halt to updates of existing Tencent apps pending review. The government has focused on Tencent because nine of its products were found to violate data protection rules.

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Amazon & Apple get $224M fine alleging collusion; Apple & Google face $22M antitrust fine

November 30, 2021

In the first case, the Italian Competition Authority concluded that the companies were colluding to block other resellers of Apple-owned Beats products sold on the Amazon's Italy marketplace.  In the second, Apple and Google were fined for violating EU competition rules, using aggressive methods in the way they utilize consumer data, and failing to provide enough information to customers on how their data would be used.

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64% of Advertisers Say Apple ATT Hurt Campaign Results

February 2, 2023

You’re probably heard about IAB CEO David Cohen’s blistering attack on privacy advocates.  Here’s why he cares: 64% of advertisers told Wpromote their campaigns were less successful after Apple introduced App Tracking Transparency, which requires user permission to track their behaviors.  Lots more here on alternatives to third party cookies (Google’s Topics API is leading the horse race), data clean rooms, state privacy regulations, and using CDPs for advertising.

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