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Firefox Blocks Redirect Trackers and Google Analytics Adds Privacy Options

I could fill three newsletters with what’s in the queue today. We’ll start with last week’s announcement that the latest version of Firefox will delete redirect tracking cookies after 24 hours. Redirect cookies are a clever way to skirt rules against third party trackers. And while we’re reporting old news, you may have missed this item in our new privacy newsletter, reporting that Google Analytics settings give marketers more control over data collection. Worth knowing.

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87% OF AMERICANS IN SURVEY VIEW DATA PRIVACY AS A HUMAN RIGHT

August 11, 2020

A new KPMG survey indicates Americans are increasingly concerned about personal data. COVID-19 has increased public awareness of data collection. And, while many are willing to allow use for tracing and medical care, there’s significant support for increased protection and legislation. Key data concerns are potential theft of Social Security numbers, credit card information, and passwords. More than half don’t trust a company ethics to collect, use or sell consumer data.

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Customer Data Platform Industry Adds New Vendors: CDP Institute Report

July 12, 2024

Software vendors continued to add Customer Data Platform (CDP) capabilities to existing systems in the first half of 2024, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report.  Nearly all of the dozen companies appearing in the report for the first time started as marketing or messaging applications and added CDP capabilities after they were built.  These firms accounted for most of the industry growth during the report period.

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