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More than Half of Mobile Apps Don’t Comply with GDPR: SafeDK Study

Hungry for your daily dose of GDPR? Chew on this: SDK management vendor SafeDK found that 56% of mobile apps include at least one SDK that accesses location, which is considered private data. Many also read lists of installed apps (42%) and contacts (29%), and 10% access the microphone. The study found the average mobile app includes 18.5 SDKs. You’ll find plenty more SDK trivia to liven up that Super Bowl party.

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OpenX Ad Exchange Unveils GDPR Resource Center

January 19, 2018

Some have feared that audience data would become unavailable once the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect this May. But panic is now being replaced by accommodation and even some optimism that companies can turn GDPR to their advantage. As part of that process, the OpenX advertising exchange has announced its own GDPR compliance and provided a resource center to help others in the industry make the adjustment. If you’re still confused by GDPR, this is a good place to start.

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Google Plans New Consumer Controls Over Targeted Ads

May 13, 2022

Google will give consumers more control over the ads they see, replacing current Ad Settings and About this Ad options with My Ad Center later this year .  The unified offering will let users specify the brands and topics they want to see, change personal information used to target ads, and make it easier to see who paid for an ad they are viewing.  It’s doubtful many consumers will bother with the settings but the features give more control to those who care.

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