Posts by Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards is a tech writer and analyst with six years of experience covering compliance, information security, and IT. Jeff previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.

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January 11, 2022 - Jeff Edwards

CNIL Fines Google, FaceBook $240M, Signaling Increased Privacy Enforcement in 2022

Just two weeks in and 2022 looks to be a banner year for EU privacy enforcement, at least if France’s Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) has anything to say about it. Last...
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December 9, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

9 Common GDPR Cookie Banner Mistakes

While most businesses know they need banners to comply with the GDPR’s rules on cookies, too many are still making key mistakes. In many cases that’s because they haven’t kept up with regulator and...
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December 7, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

Are 3rd-Party Cookie Alternatives GDPR-Compliant? CNIL Issues Guidance

 By now, most marketers and privacy and compliance professionals are intimately familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) rules on cookies and consent. But what of alternative...
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November 17, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

FTC Signals Crackdown on "Negative Option Marketing" and Dark Patterns

For years dark patterns, the user interface patterns designed to frustrate user experience and guide users towards actions and outcomes not in their best interest, have been one of the more...
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November 16, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

What are Dark Patterns? How UI Influences Consent and Compliance

Have you ever tried to cancel a subscription service, or withdraw online consent, only to find yourself in a maze of never-ending submenus that seems like it was dreamed up by MC Escher himself?
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November 2, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

GDPR Cookie Compliance 101: How to Manage EU Users’ Consent

Website cookies can present a big challenge for online businesses. Marketing teams want to capture and track as much visitor information as they can, but many privacy regulations require them to...