The European Advertising Consumer Research Index 2015 provides a comprehensive picture of attitudes and awareness of the European Self-Regulatory Programme for Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) across 13 European countries surveyed. The study was conducted by Ipsos MORI, on behalf of TRUSTe and the EDAA from 21 October – 13 November 2015 with over 13,000 online adults. We’re delighted that this joint TRUSTe-EDAA research has been shortlisted for the best use of Research Budget. The IAB Europe Research Awards are now in their sixth year and represent industry recognition for innovative research projects and the contribution they have made to the development of the … Continue reading TRUSTe-EDAA Ads Research Shortlisted for IAB Europe Research Award
Smartphone users don’t like the idea of being served targeted ads on their smartphones – at least, for now. New survey results from Ipsos on behalf of TRUSTe show that 68% of US smartphone users are concerned about the possibility of having their activity tracked to serve them targeted ads. Study after study has shown that smart device users, as well as the majority of people connected to the Internet in some way, don’t like being tracked without their knowledge or consent, and have concerns about privacy. But this could change in the near future. This survey also showed that … Continue reading Majority of Smartphone Users Concerned About Tracking, But Increasing Opt-Out Awareness Could Boost Trust
Congrats to Sizmek! Today it was announced that Sizmek, the open ad management company, has earned the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) Trust Seal. The seal indicates Sizmek’s compliance with the EU Self-Regulatory Programme for Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA). The EDAA Trust Seal enables advertisers and agencies to identify the advertising partners that uphold the leading industry standard when delivering advertisements based on consumers’ inferred interests. EDAA’s seal was launched on July 15, 2013. That same day TRUSTe was announced as a certification provider of that seal. TRUSTe was the first organization approved by the EDAA to serve both … Continue reading Sizmek Earns EDAA Trust Seal
Drawbridge is a cross-device advertising platform that helps advertisers find and identify users across devices. By matching people to more than 1 billion devices, they are able to offer marketers superior results through audience targeting with 3rd party data, retargeting across devices, and smarter “run-of-data” campaigns. Watch as Eric Rosenblum, COO of Drawbridge, discusses the importance of privacy and why TRUSTe’s framework, innovation in technology, and the TRUSTed Ads product appealed to them.
Recently, the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) announced that they are stepping up their enforcement efforts to ensure businesses adhere to the Digital Advertising Association (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles (see examples). The CBBB is reviewing websites that allow 3rd parties to collect data for OBA purposes for compliance with the enhanced notice requirements. Companies who may be in violation of the Principles have been notified by the CBBB. Industry associations, like the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), are taking note of the CBBB’s announcement. The CBBB along with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), administers the Online Interest-Based Advertising (OBA) … Continue reading CBBB Data Collection Compliance Effort — What You Need To Know
xAd is a mobile advertising company which helps advertisers deliver relevant hyper-locally targeted advertising to consumers. Why did they choose TRUSTe for data privacy management? We sat down with Chi-Chao Chang, President of Products and Technology at xAd to discuss the value of the TRUSTe brand and TRUSTed Ads Technology.