Use Google Analytics with Server-Side Tracking to Make it Compliant

Google Analytics has been under a lot of criticism in recent months. Several data protection authorities such as the Austrian, French, Dutch, Italian and Danish have now classified Google Analytics as non-compliant with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We explain what this means and whether Google Analytics can …

4 Privacy-Compliant Alternatives to Google Analytics

We have already reported that in recent weeks several countries in the EU have deemed Google Analytics to be not privacy compliant. Since Google Analytics is used on over 50% of websites worldwide, this action by data protection authorities in the EU has caused a great deal of uncertainty among …

Swiss Data Protection Act 2022: What Companies Need To Know Now

We expect the new Swiss Data Protection Act to come into force in mid-2022. The revised data protection law is necessary because the last version is over 30 years old. In the present day, electronic data collection plays a key role, so a reorientation seems essential at this point, also …

Data protection points to check before choosing a web analytics tool

Data protection is increasingly becoming a larger topic year by year. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the shift started in the European Union (EU) but it influences businesses all over the world now. Hence, it is important to stay up to date on the constantly changing regulations. GDPR …

Web Data & Data Protection

Companies are increasingly seeking better insights by using web data sources that offer lots of opportunities. Web data can be used to gain new insights that can help increase efficiency and revenue. Internally generated information can have gaps, and companies are increasingly moving to incorporate new, non-traditional sources of data …

Third Party Data in Google Analytics

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It is obvious that digital analytics is a means to obtain data-driven answers to digital questions. This is because every page load, impression, click and video view is tracked and analyzed. But what about the relationship between digital platforms and the environment outside the world of digital? For example, what …

iOS 14 Privacy Update – Just Data Loss and Tracking Issues?

iPhone with new Privacy Reminder pop-up open

Apple iOS 14 is here – and now a privacy update for all compatible iPhones and iPads is supposed to follow soon. Even before the roll-out, this update is already causing a stir and many questions have come up. We explain why this update is so controversial and how it …

Do I actually need a cookie banner now?

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Be ready for the new Swiss data protection law and determine if GDPR also applies to your website and thus your cookie banner. Our webinar, held together with the law firm Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, on the topic of cookie banners and data protection, met with great interest. We were able to record …

Data Privacy in Online Marketing

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On May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. The GDPR creates uniform regulations for data protection in Online Marketing throughout Europe. The laws have been simplified in part by the GDPR, but at the same time, they have a significant impact on the entire …

Is Cookieless Tracking the Future of Web Analytics?

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To comply with new privacy legislations, like GDPR and the Swiss DPA,  and to be in line with the now global focus on online privacy, many browsers have started to limit or completely block the setting of cookies. We recently wrote a blog post about this. Additionally, even if the …