IAB Europe preemptively announces Belgian DPA likely to bring suit

With a ruling still months away, IAB Europe proactively announced its Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) will likely be found in breach of GDPR by Belgium’s data protection authority. TCF ‘consent’ pop-ups appear on 80%+ of European websites and apps, and TCF claims users have control over how their data is used. However, if this is found be noncompliant with regulations, it adds to pressure within the EU for a ban on behavioral advertising, something already being pushed by the EU Parliament.

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IT teams spend lots of time on repetitive requests from business users, finds this TeamDynamix survey.  You might think the implication is IT should let users do more for themselves.  But the main time-wasters are things like password resets, employee on-boarding, and managing credentials, which can’t really be delegated.  And here’s the kicker: IT professionals automate those tasks by building sloppy, insecure, undocumented scripts, just like the non-professionals.   Fun fact: 53% of teams manage 100 or more applications.

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