New Apple App Store rules to crack down on API misuse

Apple is instituting new rules that will require app developers to explain why they need certain data, or if not justified, to stop collecting it. This is in response to developers using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to extract and exchange data via device signals, aka “fingerprinting,” which Apple doesn’t allow. The new requirement will go into effect this fall, and then in the spring apps and updates that don’t provide sufficient reasons will be rejected.

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Children’s Privacy: EU Data Protection Board poised to move ahead with TikTok fines

August 8, 2023

The Irish Protection Commission, which has jurisdiction over TikTok in the EU, has a month to issue the final penalty and rules for the platform when it comes to children’s and teen data. TikTok is used by 125 million people in the EU bloc. While the fine amount has not been announced, this can move ahead because the European Protection Board (EDPB) resolved disputes among several of the EU regulators.

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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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