Meta fined by South Korea

A wrist-slap for Meta, which was found in violation of South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) for blocking users from Facebook and Instagram if they refuse to provide behavioral information. Penalty cost for Meta is intended to be 6.6 million won (about US$5,240).

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Eyes on US States

February 14, 2023

Indiana, Utah and Maryland lead the list of states actively pushing for new privacy legislation. Indiana’s bill, similar to the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, moves from State Senate to the House; Utah’s amended bill allowing private right of action against social media companies passes the State House; and in Maryland, three new bills were filed addressing biometrics, children’s data and health data. More bills are taking shape across the country from Washington, DC to Hawaii.

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One-Third of Marketers Will Buy a CDP This Year: Optimove Survey

May 31, 2023

Just over one-third of marketers plan to either buy a new CDP (21%) or replace an existing one (13%) this year, according to this Optimove survey. Unfortunately, it doesn’t report how many have a CDP already in place, which would put the other values in perspective. It does seem that CDPs are a relatively low priority: they rank sixth on the list of new systems and eighth on the list of systems to replace.

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