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MediaMath: On Track for Compliance with the New GDPR Law in Europe

September 8, 2017 — by Alice Lincoln

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the European Union. The GDPR was created to strengthen consumer privacy protections and contains a number of important requirements for businesses that collect and process data about EU and EEA consumers.

MediaMath has a long history of compliance with European data protection standards and is actively preparing to be compliant with the GDPR when it comes into force. Our Data Policy & Governance and Legal teams are working with external counsel, industry groups and other companies to assess the GDPR’s requirements and design the right mix of administrative and technical solutions to support our clients. We have also taken on an industry leadership role as chair of the IAB Europe Working Group on Consent, to bring together advertisers, publishers and technology providers to develop effective compliance solutions for the entire digital marketing industry. In addition, we have designed, built and deployed our products and services to help businesses comply with applicable European regulations while achieving true business outcomes.

MediaMath supports the fundamental aims of the GDPR and is committed to working with regulators and self-regulatory organizations to meet the GDPR’s requirements.  We will help marketers continue to deliver customer-centric, relevant and meaningful marketing experiences across channels, formats and devices, in ways that protect consumers’ personal data.

MediaMath encourages its clients to start planning for the GDPR as soon as possible. If you have questions about MediaMath’s approach to GDPR compliance, please refer to the Knowledge Base or ask your MediaMath account manager to share your questions with our Data Policy & Governance team.

Certified industry organizations, codes and frameworks of which MediaMath is a part:

  • EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shields
  • European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) and its counterparts in the US (DAA) and Canada (DAAC)
  • Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, the US and the UK, and serves on the IAB UK Board of Directors
  • Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW)
  • Direct Marketing Association in the UK and US
  • Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)
  • Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)

Alice Lincoln

Alice Lincoln, CIPP/US, is Vice President of Data Policy & Governance at MediaMath, where she is responsible for defining strategic policies around data, privacy and security. Alice’s team is charged with advising all internal teams on the development of products and business partnerships in compliance with global data protection laws and industry self-regulation and best practices. Responsible for MediaMath’s large global footprint, she has strong connections to self-regulatory groups around the world and a keen understanding of the challenges companies face when operating under a myriad of differing local codes.
Alice has 15 years’ experience in digital marketing, data product development and the protection of consumer privacy. A chemist in a former life, Alice holds a BS from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MS from Stanford University.

  • sebastianfranck

    That all sounds very promising, and I condone your efforts wholeheartedly in this highly important area. I feel, however, that this post is a little long on intentions and short on commitment. Maybe you could share with us your picture of how GDPR and ePrivacy are going to impact cookie-based tracking and audience development in the near future?