Doc Searls Weblog · GDPR will pop the adtech bubble


32 bookmarks. First posted by loughlin 11 days ago.


Holding forth on stuff since 1998
adtech  privacy  data  2018  GDPR 
17 hours ago by wmaceyka
What's good in adtech ans ads, explained. (Spoiler : not much)
advertising  adtech  rgpd 
6 days ago by gui11aume
In investor Michael Burry says “One hallmark of mania is the rapid rise in the incidence and complexity of fraud.” (Burry shorted the mania- and fraud-filled…
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8 days ago by spinnerin
Without adtech, the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) would never have happened. But the GDPR did happen, and as a result websites all over the world are suddenly posting notices about their changed privacy policies, use of cookies, and opt-in choices for “relevant” or “interest-based” (translation: tracking-based) advertising. Email lists are doing the same kinds of things.

“Sunrise day” for the GDPR is 25 May. That’s when the EU can start smacking fines on violators.

Simply put, your site or service is a violator if it extracts or processes personal data without personal permission. Real permission, that is. You know, where you specifically say “Hell yeah, I wanna be tracked everywhere.”

Of course what I just said greatly simplifies what the GDPR actually utters, in bureaucratic legalese. The GDPR is also full of loopholes only snakes can thread; but the spirit of the law is clear, and the snakes will be easy to shame, even if they don’t get fined. (And legitimate interest—an actual loophole in the GDPR, may prove hard to claim.)

Toward the aftermath, the main question is What will be left of advertising—and what it supports—after the adtech bubble pops?
advertising  europe  law  privacy  gdpr  tracking  data-privacy 
9 days ago by jm
But the GDPR did happen, and as a result websites all over the world are suddenly posting notices about their changed privacy policies, use of cookies, and opt-in choices for “relevant” or “interest-based” (translation: tracking-based) advertising. Google’s consent gathering system, dubbed “Funding Choices,” also screws most of the hundreds of other adtech intermediaries fighting for a hunk of what’s left of their market. Writes James, “It restricts the number of supply chain partners a publisher can share consent with to just 12 vendors, sources with knowledge of the product tell AdExchanger.” The tech companies pay a one-time fee between $1,000 and $2,000 to join the vendor list, according to executives from three participating companies…Although now that the framework is live, the barriers to adoption are painfully real as well. It’s People vs. Advertising, not Publishers vs. Adblockers (26 August 2016 in ProjectVRM and 27 August 2016 in Medium ) Why #NoStalking is a good deal for publishers (11 May 2016, and in Medium ) How customers can debug business with one line of code (19 April 2016 in ProjectVRM and in Medium ) An invitation to settle matters with @Forbes, @Wired and other publishers (15 April 2016 and in Medium ) TV Viewers to Madison Avenue: Please quit driving drunk on digital (14 Aprl 2016, and in Medium ) The End of Internet Advertising as We’ve Known It (11 December 2015 in MIT Technology Review ) Ad Blockers and the Next Chapter of the Internet (5 November i
9 days ago by sechilds
Nearly all those professionals in the business would not accept what their businesses do to other human beings.

“However,” Johnny adds, “almost a third believe that users will consent if forced to do so by ‘tracking walls’, that deny access to a website unless a visitor agrees to be tracked. Tracking walls, however, are prohibited under Article 7 of the GDPR…”
internet  economics 
10 days ago by elfwreck
Holding forth on stuff since 1998
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10 days ago by geetarista
Interesting distinction between adtech and advertising.
gdpr  advertising  law  privacy 
10 days ago by pw201
One would be equally smart to bet against the mania for the tracking-based form of advertising called adtech.
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10 days ago by mud
With any luck...
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10 days ago by DRMacIver
There has been a bubble in adtech, a bloated industry that undermines brands' value and remains at odds with consumer privacy and security, and GDPR will pop it
10 days ago by joeo10
GDPR will pop the adtech bubble
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10 days ago by tjweir
GDPR will pop the adtech bubble
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10 days ago by chrchr
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10 days ago by douglevin
Pro tip #1: don’t bet against Google, except maybe in the short term, when sunrise will darken the whole adtech business. Instead, bet against companies that stake their lives on tracking people, and doing that without the clear and explicit consent…
adtech  martech  GDPR  facebook  google  platforms 
11 days ago by loughlin