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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CIAM Vendor Ping Identity Bought for $2.8 Billion by Private Investors

August 5, 2022

CIAM (Customer Identity and Access Management) was once largely about managing employee access to company systems, but it’s increasingly applied to consumer log-ins and identities as well.  This creates an overlap with the identity management systems more traditionally used for customer data.  The expanded market helps to explain why private investor Thoma Bravo just paid $2.8 billion for CIAM vendor Ping Identity, a 60% premium of its most recent stock price and just under 10x revenue.

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