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Bad Data Handling Is Holding Marketers Back, Survey Reveals

Poor data handling is costing businesses millions on resources and lost opportunity, with less than a third of CMOs feel the industry has the right skills to deal with customer data privacy, a new survey revealed. Lack of skills in data privacy compound the problem and form part of a subset of growing issues to do with a lack of internal capability and capacity. Silverbullet’s new report Whose data is it anyway? How UK marketers navigate data management as consumer privacy concerns grow, surveyed 100 UK CMOs and a wealth…

Okera Raises $15 Million to Meet Growing Customer Demand, Names Nick Halsey CEO

ClearSky leads investment, Patrick Heim and Tim Eades join the Okera board Okera announced the company has raised $15 million in new funding to help provide enterprises with secure data access at scale for modern analytic platforms. The strategic investment was led by ClearSky Security. The current raise brings the total funding for the company to $29.6 million and includes participation by existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Felicis Ventures. The new funding will be used to expand Okera's investment in…

Major Conferencing Provider iotum says Client Privacy Must Be Protected

Pandemic Raises the Stakes-Trust is Essential With countless people around the world turning to audio and video conferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's essential that they can trust their provider to protect their privacy, says the major international conferencing firm iotum, creator of the popular platform Callbridge. As a matter of policy, iotum has never shared or sold the data of its clients to third parties.  And never will.   By comparison, Zoom now faces a class action lawsuit in California for allegedly…

More Than 200 GDPR Fines Issued Totaling €144 Million, New Study by Privacy Affairs Finds

Spanish and Romanian authorities issued over 70 fines, with the UK applying one Over 200 fines have been handed to organisations in Europe under strict data protection laws implemented in 2018, according to research from Privacy Affairs. Using data from official sources, the researchers created an online dashboard to track GDPR fines. A key finding is that different national data protection authorities interpret the rules differently. The largest fine in Romania, €80,000, was a similar offense that has seen other…

Privitar Closes $80 Million Series C Funding Round Led by Warburg Pincus

Data privacy leader to expand platform capabilities, accelerate growth, and empower businesses worldwide to unlock the advantage of safe, useable data Privitar, the leading data privacy platform provider, today announced that it has completed an $80 million Series C funding round led by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, with participation from Accel, Partech, IQ Capital, Salesforce Ventures and ABN AMRO Ventures. The investment comes less than a year after a $40 million Series B…

One-Third of Financial Firms Lack Clear Plan to Address Privacy Risks, Accenture Report Finds

One-third of financial services organizations lack a clear plan or the resources to address privacy risks related to customer data in the next 12 months, according to a new report by Accenture. The report — “Privacy in Financial Services: Stature and Sustainability in the Information Age” — is based on a survey of 100 privacy executives in the banking, insurance and capital markets sectors in North America and Europe. It focuses on how companies should rethink how they use, store and protect customer data as recently…

Lifesize Statement Regarding Video Conferencing Privacy

Company reaffirms commitment to enterprise-grade data privacy practices, encryption and customer data protection Amid unprecedented industry-wide growth in video conferencing usage and ensuing reports regarding user privacy concerns with other platforms, Lifesize, a global innovator of video collaboration and meeting productivity solutions, reaffirmed its commitment to data privacy with a policy that meets the expectations of enterprise customers. “Privacy and security are of paramount importance to ensuring that…

TechBytes with Tim Royston-Webb, Executive VP of Strategy at HG Insights

You have an extensive commercial background, tell us about your journey in Technology Intelligence. How did it begin? While I have always been involved in technology, first as a Developer, then a Consultant, and later a CIO for a medium-sized enterprise, I was fortunate in the 90s to work for Gideon Gartner when he left Gartner Group to start GiGa, a competitor to Gartner Group that went from $0 - $65m in Sales in just 4 years. Gideon saw an opportunity to disrupt a traditional market that had an outdated model, and…

Talkdesk Announces Flexible Deployment and Guardian to Securely Shift to Work-From-Home Solutions and Address Business Continuity Needs

Products #8 through #11 of Talkdesk 20-in-20 offer business continuity for response to the coronavirus outbreak with suite of flexible cloud deployment and security options Talkdesk, Inc., the cloud contact center for innovative enterprises, announced a suite of products and features to enable a swift, seamless and secure transition to Talkdesk cloud contact center solutions. Talkdesk Flexible Deployment™ offers companies an easy path to adaptability and business continuity; especially crucial in crisis scenarios. Paired…

Astute’s Self-Service Chatbot Complies with Digital Accessibility Guidelines

Customer experience software company Astute is one of the first to offer a fully compliant self-service chatbot to help companies reduce risk and serve all customers with improved online experience Astute is excited to announce that Astute Bot – a digital customer self-service chatbot used by some of the world’s largest B2C companies – is digitally accessible for consumers with disabilities. As one of the first accessible chatbots in the market, Astute Bot achieved a level of “Supports,” the highest level of conformance,…

DataGrail Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in the Cool Vendors in Privacy, 2020 Report

DataGrail, a leading privacy management firm, today announced it was named a Cool Vendor in the latest Gartner Cool Vendors in Privacy, 2020 report (Gartner subscription required). Due to increased demand in data privacy compliance, largely driven by the CCPA and GDPR, DataGrail has more than tripled its headcount in the last twelve months, and revenue is up more than 600 percent. According to Gartner, "As privacy laws evolve globally, the vendor landscape has developed with innovative solutions that help security and risk…

CPO Magazine Report Highlights Organization Challenges and Priorities as Data Protection and Privacy Go Mainstream

A survey of 471 data protection and privacy officers provides valuable insights into their challenges and priorities for 2020 In 2018, organizations around the world were adjusting to new compliance requirements created by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 2019 saw these various data protection and privacy programs mature but also expand and adapt to prepare for an even broader collection of national data-handling regulations that have either just come online or are expected soon.…

Acuant and IdentityMind Union Creates a Global Leader in Digital Identity Proofing and Verification

AI Powered Identity Platform offers Broadest Global Coverage with API Integration for Omnichannel Transactions Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced it has finalized the acquisition of former strategic partner IdentityMind, creator of Trusted Digital Identities. Expanding its reach across the digital identity lifecycle, Acuant will combine its award-winning Trusted Identity Platform for identity proofing and verification with IdentityMind's top-performing Digital Identity…

Three Reasons Why Zero-Party Data is Marketing’s Next Big Thing

With the recent passing of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), tech companies will find it increasingly difficult to collect data about their target audience. In the face of this changing legislative climate, how can Marketing best approach data collection? Zero-party data, a type of data collection where users voluntarily share their personal information with companies, could offer a solution. Because zero-party data relies on building trust with consumers…

Zuant Delivers Universal Access to Mobile Lead Capture with Release of Android Version

Zuant, an award-winning mobile lead capture cloud solution, announces Zuant for Android. Until now Zuant has been available only for iOS devices; the goal for creating the Android version is to provide universal access to the platform Zuant, an award-winning mobile lead capture cloud solution, announces Zuant for Android. Until now Zuant has been available only for iOS devices. The Android platform currently powers 2.5 billion devices worldwide. The goal for creating the Android version is to provide universal access to the…

Localogy Launches Weekly Privacy Bulletin and Privacy Council

Association’s Latest Initiatives Address Members’ Most Pressing Needs With its members facing growing concerns regarding the implications of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other privacy laws and guidelines, Localogy launched a new initiative in collaboration with Attorney and Data Privacy Expert James Ward. The Localogy Privacy Bulletin is a member-exclusive, weekly email publication designed to help members stay abreast of the latest trends and best practices in data privacy, empowering them to make more…

TechBytes with Natalya Pollard, Country Manager at LiveRamp ANZ

Hi Natalya, tell us about your role at LiveRamp and how you started in the industry. Most of my time within the industry has been dealing in data, however, data was used in very different ways when I first began. I could not have imagined then the sheer quantities and applications of data that have emerged with the rise of technology. I have however always believed that data – and in particular customer data – has the power to change businesses. If you want to be competitive in business, you need to understand data,…

Building Better Data Management Practices Against Consumer Privacy Concerns

In the age of Brexit, GDPR and Cambridge Analytica scandals, CMOs are finding it harder to navigate effective data management, especially as consumer privacy concerns continue to grow. In fact, some CMOs say their businesses are losing millions of dollars every year due to poor data handling skills, a new survey revealed. Silverbullet’s new report Whose data is it anyway? How UK marketers navigate data management as consumer privacy concerns grow, surveyed 100 UK CMOs and a wealth of consumers to uncover the ongoing…

Unacast Launches Pro Bono Social Distancing Scoreboard as Part of COVID-19 Toolkit

Real World Graph Data Engine Provides Valuable Insights on Social Distancing Patterns at County and State Level for Public Agencies and Healthcare Organizations Unacast, an award-winning location data and analytics firm, launched the Social Distancing Scoreboard as the first component of its COVID-19 Toolkit. Unacast created this pro bono offering, powered by its Real World Graph data engine, to help public health experts, policy makers, academics, community leaders and businesses in retail and real estate gain accurate…

AI Can Help Improve These 4 Things

Ever since a group of Mathematicians and Scientists gathered at New Hampshire's Dartmouth College 65 years ago and laid the groundwork for Artificial Intelligence (AI), we've watched AI have a colossal impact on countless businesses and industries. Advertising and Marketing are no exception. In digital media, enlisting the help of machines to interpret information, extract insights, and even generate ad creative is transforming the way marketers work and guiding the decisions they make on behalf of their brands. Data may…