There wasn’t always a 24-hour news cycle. That particular innovation wasn’t developed until the 1990s — before then, the news mainly moved at the day-by-day pace set by newspapers.
But the increased adoption of technology meant that news media could reach their audiences at any time, so long as they had access to a television set. That meant media organizations could earn a lot more from advertisers if they could just find enough captivating content to keep viewers’ eyes glued to the screen.
Today, technology has sped up the 24-hour news cycle to the point where it’s nearly minute-by-minute. Consumers don’t have to bother with turning on their television set or even choosing to browse a news website; instead, they get push notifications sent to their phones. Correspondingly, there’s always demand for more content, more news, more information to attract users’ attention.
And, if you know more about your users on an individual level — their preferences, their online behaviors, and the like — the better you can tailor a constantly updated news feed to maximize engagement. All that’s to say that modern news channels can feel manufactured to put as much content in front of you as possible.
So, here’s a refresher: a genuinely fast news day!
We didn’t have to dig too deeply to find a number of stories we think matter to our privacy-minded audience. And if you’re feeling inundated with news content between the TV, your smartphone, and your inbox, feel free to click away and take a break — we’ll still be here when you get back.
Instagram, Facebook, and the perils of “sharenting”
How should parents approach sharing images, videos, and other data of their children on social media? On the one hand, there’s a social pressure to share media of our children. On the other hand, we need to be conscientious about whether it’s safe and ethical to effectively create a digital profile of children. A new book by Leah Plunkett explores the consequences of caregivers transmitting private details about their children over digital channels.
Lawsuit alleges Europe's top internet regulators violated the GDPR policies they created
German citizens have sued the European Commission — which created the GDPR — for violating GDPR policies regarding international data transfers. The suit alleges that the European Commissions’ sites are regularly transferring visitors’ data onto servers based in the U.S. International data transfers of this kind have been subject to legal scrutiny ever since the invalidation of the Privacy Shield following the Schrems II court decision in 2020.
TikTok has agreed to pause a controversial policy update in Europe, in which the platform would cease to ask users for their consent to be tracked and receive targeted advertising. The pause follows scrutiny from European data protection authorities — specifically, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC).
Feds are tracking phone locations with data bought from brokers
Documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) show that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agencies have been buying data from third parties to sidestep the traditional warrant process. The ACLU documents point to a huge volume of data collected in this manner.
US lawmakers release amended American Data Privacy and Protection Act
The American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) has undergone additional amendments in an effort to get the bill out of committee and ready for a vote. Some of the notable changes include keeping the California Privacy Protection Agency around to enforce the ADPPA in California, commencing private right of action in two years rather than four, and others. Read the amendments by clicking the link below.
New from Osano: Introducing unified Data Discovery and Subject Rights
Data privacy compliance is hard enough — why should you have to use two separate tools to accomplish one task? To make things easier for our customers, Osano has unified our Data Discovery and Subject Rights Management tools. Now, you can process data subject access requests (DSARs) in less time and with more confidence as Osano automates key parts of the process, such as assigning tasks to data store owners and performing user searches in your data discovery integrations. Read all about the new capabilities in our blog by clicking the link below.