Data Privacy in Online Marketing

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On May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. The GDPR creates uniform regulations for data protection in Online Marketing throughout Europe. The laws have been simplified in part by the GDPR, but at the same time, they have a significant impact on the entire …

Is Cookieless Tracking the Future of Web Analytics?

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To comply with new privacy legislations, like GDPR and the Swiss DPA,  and to be in line with the now global focus on online privacy, many browsers have started to limit or completely block the setting of cookies. We recently wrote a blog post about this. Additionally, even if the …

Fact-Check of the 5 Biggest Myths Around Cookies and GDPR

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There is still a lot of uncertainty about the setting of cookies. The specifications of GDPR are not very precise, and implementation for digital channels is not always easy to derive. This has led to many myths about the use of cookies. In this blog post, we will demystify the …

The New Swiss Data Protection Act (DPA) is Coming

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In May 2018 the EU implemented its groundbreaking data protection laws, the General Data Protection Regulations. These laws gave EU citizens massive protection and rights over how their data can be captured and used. In the buildup to these laws being implemented, Switzerland started the process of updating its data …

GDPR Update: Browser Cookie Blocking – The Current Situation

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Over the last few years, we have seen an increased focus on user privacy online with reports of the US Presidential and UK Brexit votes being heavily influenced – both legally and illegally – by user targeting on Facebook. The 2018 rollout of the EU’s GDPR laws and people’s general …

Purely Informative Cookie Banners are not GDPR Compliant

GDPR: Cookie banner is mandatory

Since the implementation of the GDPR in May 2018, not all its provisions have been made clear and some can still be interpreted in different ways. Exemplary court rulings are needed to establish legal interpretations for these in detail. Such decisions then serve as a guideline for further judgments and …

Facebook Like Button is not GDPR Compliant

Facebook Like Button not GDPR compliant

Since the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, not all points have been clearly regulated and can be interpreted differently. Exemplary court rulings are needed to establish legal interpretations for these in detail. Such decisions then serve as a guideline for further judgements and related issues. What happened? The …

What happened since the introduction of GDPR?

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On the 25th of May 2018, almost ten months ago, the European General Data Protection Regulation came into force. After the enormous hype caused by the introduction, you might wonder if the new regulation has had any effect at all. In fact, a lot has happened, fines and warnings have …

Only 6% of Swiss Websites are GDPR Compliant

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The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on 25 May 2018. The most important GDPR related changes concerning cookies are: Cookies are regarded as online identifications and thus as personal information. The collection and processing of personal information (including cookies) requires the visitor’s consent. Website operators …

Successful Online Marketing with GDPR

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We were happy to welcome our clients to the yearly Amazee Summer BBQ last Thursday and enjoyed good food and sunny weather. To kick off the evening, we had prepared three trend talks. My colleagues from Amazee Labs gave insightful presentations about “Testing for Success” (Mayce) and Bring Your Website to the …

How To Delete Visitors in Google Analytics to be Compliant with GDPR

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The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) require that businesses are able to delete any data they collect about people upon request. This also includes your web analytics tools that collect your website visitors’ data. Fortunately Google Analytics recently launched a feature that makes this easy. If one of …