The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 9 (Sep. 27, 2019) — Why marketers must conduct GDPR Data Protection Impact Assessments of RTB (blog), Brendan Eich (Brave CEO) speaks at World Blockchain Forum NYC, BAT/Brave meetup in Montreal

Welcome to this week’s BAT Community Update! Thank you to Dan Murphy for his contributions! 

Blog: Why marketers must conduct GDPR Data Protection Impact Assessments of RTB

Read Johnny Ryan’s note examining the GDPR requirement that marketers conduct data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) when buying digital media using “real-time bidding” advertising.

Event today: Brendan Eich (Brave CEO) to participate in fireside chat, “A Brave New Advertising World,” at World Blockchain Forum in NYC alongside Lin Dai (CEO of TAP Network). Moderated by John Biggs of CoinDesk.

Check out the Eventbrite event page here:

Community: Chris & Jennie from the BAT team hosted a successful BAT/Brave meetup in Montreal, CA earlier this week! 

Thank you to everyone that came out! We looooved meeting other BAT/Brave fans who are as passionate about the project as we are! 

September 5-Friend Giveaway: Get 5 of your friends to join the forum on & score a BAT/Brave swag kit each!

Who wants some new BAT/Brave swag to rock this fall season? We know we do!

You and 5 of your friends can each win a swag kit consisting of one of each item in the BAT/Brave web store by signing up to join the BAT Community forum! The forum is THE go-to place to discuss all things BAT!

The giveaway officially opens today (Sep. 13) and will end on Monday, September 30th.

More details here:

Client Updates

Dev Channel v0.71.81

Beta Channel v0.70.102

Release Channel v0.68.141

Release Notes:

  • Fixed crash which occurred in certain cases when browsing. (#6130)

Brave Team Tweets

Why not make Brave a browser extension?
Are there stats on BAT payments to publishers and creators using Brave Rewards?
Luke’s recap of Brave’s Intel Gamer Days campaign. Check the thread here:
Real-time bidding users, pay attention to Johnny.
Use Brave so to BEAR the internet? 
GIPHY gets ad tracking…
Johnny dives into the test of CPREA. Check it out.

BAT/Brave in the News

As Privacy Concerns Make the Internet More Opaque, Can Ad Tech Keep Its Promise?

As Europe’s strict stance on internet privacy continues to gain traction across the globe, advertisers are struggling to balance their need for audience targeting data with increasing demands for privacy.

Read the full text here:

Brave featured on KTLA 5 morning news (Brave talk starts at ~1:07)

Brave is an entire web browser dedicated to privacy, which means to use it you’ll have to ditch Firefox, Chrome, Edge or Explorer to take advantage of its built in protections.

By default, Brave blocks trackers, ads and forces secure, encrypted connections on all websites that support them.

The result? A more private browsing experience, less ads on pages and faster load times. Brave says pages load up to 2 times faster on desktop and 8 times faster on mobile.

You can also click to see how Brave is working to protect your privacy with a little report card for each site you visit.

News You Should Know

Google Blocks Privacy Push at the Group That Sets Web Standards

Google blocked a privacy push at the main organization that decides how the world wide web works, according to a recent vote that isolated the internet giant from others involved in the process.

The Alphabet Inc. unit was the only member of the World Wide Web Consortium to vote against the measure to expand the power of the organization’s internet privacy group, according to a tally of the results viewed by Bloomberg News. Twenty four organizations voted for the idea in a recent poll.

Read the full text here:

Silicon Valley is terrified of California’s privacy law. Good.

In a little over three months, California will see the widest-sweeping state-wide changes to its privacy law in years. California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) kicks in on January 1 and rolls out sweeping new privacy benefits to the state’s 40 million residents — and every tech company in Silicon Valley.

California’s law is similar to Europe’s GDPR. It grants state consumers a right to know what information companies have on them, a right to have that information deleted and the right to opt-out of the sale of that information.

Roaring Fans

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