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PRIVACY: Last-minute provision in California data-privacy bill may actually create a marketplace that values personal information, observers say; also nonprofits not covered?

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LINK: Running references to GDPR resources  Has the GDPR law actually gotten European news outlets to cut down on rampant third-party cookies and content on their sites? It seems so  | Nieman Lab | Aug. 15, 2018 "Understanding GDPR" -- a Swiss tech company's founder...

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VIDEO: Sixty Minutes on CBS on Sunday Nov. 11 run a good summary of the forcing function of GDPR -- watch an industry lobbyist refused to accept that users should "own" any data. It was the first segment and starts two minutes into the episode video, below.

Your Data, Ultra Deep, The Pact

After the midterm elections, the odds improve a little for a US data privacy law

Why personal agency matters more than personal data

GDPR Complaints Filed Against Acxiom, Oracle And Credit Bureaus

A massive ad fraud scheme that Google acknowledged stole close to $10 million from its ad networks and partners has been shut down after BuzzFeed News revealed its existence last week. Quoting Craig Silverman's story: "Ultimately, the money was stolen from the brands and other companies who bought ads on the affected websites or in apps.Experts say this lack of transparency is endemic in the digital ad industry, which has a large and growing fraud problem that sees criminals steal billions of dollars a year from advertisers."

This Ad Fraud Scheme Stole Millions, But Almost No One Wants To Own Up To It

AdAge: Apple's new "Intelligent Tracking Prevention" in Safari browser seen as frustrating cross-site tracking and ad measurement

Apple's latest anti-tracking feature in Safari takes toll on digital advertising

Companies would be allowed to notify users that the only way to continue using a service or website for free is to allow tracking. But companies that choose to do this cannot simply deny service to anyone who desires not to have their data collected. Instead, they must offer a paid version of the service.

In practice, this would mean Facebook users would be faced with two options: allow Facebook to continue tracking them online so the company can continue to profit by targeting them with ads, or pay a monthly fee to offset the company’s loss in revenue. The fee, as described in the bill’s language, “shall not be greater than the amount of monetary gain the covered entity would have earned had the average consumer not opted-out.” In Facebook’s case, such a fee would be relatively small; in a 2017 annual filing, the company said it made on average $20.21 per user.

Wyden Unveils New Plan to Protect Private Data, Restore 'Do Not Track,' and Jail Reckless CEOs