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Company execs could go to jail for misusing data under proposed U.S. data privacy law

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released a draft of federal privacy legislation on Thursday that would impose harsh penalties on senior executives of companies that misuse consumer data. With fines up to 4 percent of a company’s annual revenue, Wyden’s Consumer Data Protection Act [pdf] mirrors elements of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which …

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IAB Tech Lab unveils a proposed Ads.txt for mobile apps

Last year about this time, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab launched its ads.txt project to prevent fraudulent selling of website ad inventory. This week, the Tech Lab is releasing a proposed spec for extending ads.txt, which is now widely adopted, to mobile apps. The proposal is open to public comments over the next …

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Publishers’ trade association on IAB’s proposed framework for GDPR: ‘A non-starter’

A second publisher-side advocate has come out against the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)’s proposed consent framework. Jason Kint is the CEO of Digital Content Next, a New York City-based trade association of about 70 premium publishers in the US and Europe, including The New York Times, ESPN, The Washington Post, CBS, BBC, PBS and Financial …

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Ghostery Goes Open Source, Reveals Two Proposed Revenue Streams

Ad-blocker Ghostery published its entire programming code on Thursday. By going open source, the company aims to clear the air on its old business model and invite others to contribute to its continuing development. “As a privacy product, especially one designed to give users a look behind the scenes at what data companies are collecting …

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Proposed New York Law Could Require Government to Buy American

You’ve already heard about some of the “Buy American” initiatives that are attempting to support American manufacturers. But what if buying American made products was actually required by law? That’s what one lawmaker has proposed for certain government purchases in central New York. Ted Morton is an Erie County Legislator who has proposed this new …

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