Real-Time Bidding transparency via Ads.txt

Web privacy and transparency engineering can work both for businesses and users. Sometimes technologies can effectively open the opportunities for enhancing transparency even without a clear intention of doing so. In this post, I’m analyzing the extension to OpenRTB (Real-Time Bidding specification) which is meant to decrease the rate…

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Europe’s Privacy Regulators vs Facebook

Data Protection Authorities of a number of European countries (notably, France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands) has announced a formal action in the Facebook case. The announcement and summaries are available here. To tackle this particular issue DPAs formed a devoted Contact Group allowing a coordinated analysis. Pretty unprecedented move. Few years…

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