IT’S THE LAW (05/17/2022)

The EU Council has approved the Data Governance Act (DGA). The new law will promote the availability and reuse of data that is subject to the rights of others that can benefit the public sector. This includes trade secrets and intellectual property data as well as personal data, areas not covered by the 2019 Open Data Directive. The EU plans to set up a single access point with an electronic register of public-sector data as part of a framework to foster data intermediation services and provide a secure environment through which companies and individuals can engage.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court grants sweeping rights to access citizen & company bank data

May 17, 2022

Four of five Supreme Court justices voted to allow access to citizen bank documents, removing the need for  warrants. The decision is based on argument that individual rights to bank privacy is secondary to the government’s need to combat tax fraud and monitor for money laundering. Needless to say, that opens the data of millions of Mexican citizens to scrutiny without consent or specified cause. It is, however, in keeping with the aim of Mexico’s president who wants to crack down on Big Tech abuses.

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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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