Burnt Cookies

First Company Found (burnt) in Violation of Dutch Cookie Rules

Little shocked that this came so early for cookies, but considering all the data protection issues that has come up of the last year I’m not. On May 13, 2014, the Dutch Data Protection Authority published the findings of its investigation into the compliance of an online advertising agency YD…

Danger de mort

Exploring Privacy Harm

We live in an online world, where increasingly the value proposition as users is a trade of our information and attention.  In exchange for our time and attention – we receive this value  – the free-use of innovative, fun or useful services online.  I’ve mentioned this issue of “Data Harm” previously,…

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Google may ditch ‘cookies’ as online ad tracker

Did you see this news from USAToday? Google is getting rid of third party cookies which to me means they are “trying” to corner the advertising and tracking model a bit by ensuring marketing gets the most out of using their platforms and possibly away from the issue of cookie…