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WASHINGTON, DC: US internet users face larger bills and being blocked from accessing some websites as a result of FCC plans to dismantle regulations that ensure internet providers treat all web traffic equally.

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In this viewpoint, the author discusses the global implications of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be enforced from 25 May 2018.

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BRUSSELS/PORTSMOUTH, NH: With just over six months to go before the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, it appears US companies are better prepared than their European counterparts.

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VANCOUVER: The government of British Columbia has received a pitch from computing giant IBM to integrate blockchain technology into Canada’s cannabis trade, ahead of legalisation next year, as provinces scramble to find solutions to the ...

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WASHINGTON DC: Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter have expressed contrition at how their platforms were used to spread misinformation during the 2016 presidential election and promised to do better in future.

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This article explores Google and Facebook's digital duopoly, as the two largest players in the digital advertising market are growing faster than any other competitors.

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BRUSSELS: Google's concessions to the European Union made in the wake of its June antitrust fine have had a negligible impact on competitors' appearance in shopping search results, according to a new analysis.

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SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter has announced that it will add labels to electioneering ads and launch a “Transparency Center” offering visibility on all advertising on the platform as well as submitting to an MRC audit.

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WASHINGTON DC: Proposed legislation that seeks to impose new disclosure requirements on online political advertising could be the forerunner of a wider reassessment of the regulations that govern big technology companies.

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LONDON: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in May 2018, will give individuals greater protective frameworks around how their data is collected, shared, stored, and used - and brands must be able to respond in a ...

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This article looks at how marketers can prepare for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European piece of legislation that will come into effect in 2018.

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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to be a seminal moment for UK marketers. To truly understand what it means, the first step is to forget a lot of what you have already heard about it.

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NEW YORK: Tobacco giants Altria and BAT are to spend millions of dollars over the next year on self-critical advertising on broadcast television networks and in leading newspapers as part of a legal settlement of a case brought almost 20 years ago.

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LONDON/PARIS: As France imposes a requirement on advertisers to flag up retouched photographs of fashion models, an agency figure has highlighted the wider trend towards ‘authenticity’ as a factor in changing attitudes.

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LONDON: One in three marketing campaigns in the UK is now focused on securing the necessary permission to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force next year, a study suggests.

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This event report addresses how RESTASIS, a brand owned by pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan, launched its first brand page on Facebook.

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LONDON: Individuals will enjoy increased power over their personal data, including a right to be forgotten, while companies will face dramatically bigger fines for non-compliance, the government announced.

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SAN BRUNO, CA: YouTube, the Alphabet-owned video platform, announced that it has doubled the number of videos it has removed for violent extremism, and doubled the rate at which it removes them.

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HONG KONG: Amid news that Apple has removed popular VPN (Virtual Private Network) software from its app store in China, multinational companies are beginning to doubt the country’s recent pro-business rhetoric.

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In light of the UK Advertising Standards Authority’s proposed tougher regulation of campaigns featuring harmful gender stereotypes, System1’s Tom Ewing suggests that the impact will lead to better advertising, but warns that bad ads could still come through other channels.

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LONDON: The UK’s advertising watchdog has signalled that from next year there will be tougher regulation of campaigns that feature potentially harmful gender stereotypes.

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ATLANTA: There has been a sharp increase in the number of "tobacco incidents" in top-grossing movies over the past six years, according to a new study which calls for films depicting smoking to be re-rated to protect younger viewers.

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This article details how Facebook, the social media giant, has been making its platform more pharma-friendly and less prone to regulatory pitfalls to appeal to pharma marketers in the US.

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This article looks at the problems that have come with the growth of digital word of mouth through social media.

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BRUSSELS: European Union regulators have imposed a €2.42bn fine on Google after ruling that the US internet giant had abused its market power by favouring its own shopping comparison service in search results.