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Publishing Insider: Study: Biggest Brands Will Lose 43% of EU Audience Data Following GDPR

by Melynda Fuller // May 25, 2015

As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)is set into action today in the European Union, brands and publishers everywhere will feel the effects.

Just yesterday, Google invited members from four major publishing trade groups– Digital Content Next, European Publishers Council, News Media Alliance and the News Media Association—to meet with executives about the tech giant’s approach to data as the GDPR goes into effect.

The four groups, who represent a wide swath of the publishing industry, believe Google is looking out for its own data interests rather than the interests of publishers who have become increasingly reliant on the tech giant for advertising revenue. Earlier this month, the groups addressed a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai stating these concerns.


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