Ebiquity and Cookiebot raise Cookiegate alert

A survey by Ebiquity and Cookiebot CPM tracked nearly 200,000 3rd party marketing cookies (3PMCs) conducted from an IP in the EU and found more than 32% were fired prior to site visitors granting consent. This poses a major concern in the context of international data transfer regulations, since more than 70% of all 3PMCs transfer to non-EU territories, so is in violation of GDPR.

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IT’S THE LAW (12/14/2021)

December 14, 2021

A German court has ruled sharing IP addresses with US-based servers for cookie consent is unlawful under Schrems II. The Wielsbaden Administrative Court found that a German university using a cookie preference service that shared IP addresses of end users with a company headquartered in the US was in violation because users could be identified by using the IP addresses and a key that is stored in the user’s browser.

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Two-Thirds of Companies Plan More Customer Data Use: Treasure Data Report

January 28, 2022

Is there anything more fascinating than other companies’ customer data strategies, Dear Reader?  I thought not.  Here’s a Treasure Data study on that very topic.  Random factoids: data silos are a more common problem (34%) than data quality (24%); data and IT departments are responsible for customer data strategy at 49% of companies, while marketing is responsible at 11%.; 63% of companies plan to expand use of customer data.

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