Privacy is a fundamental right and a practical concern for consumers, including small business owners and their families. But burdensome privacy laws and different rules in each market severely limit small business growth opportunities. The DSA package and other privacy laws should place strict information management obligations on society’s biggest privacy risks – the companies that manage vast quantities of personal financial and health data. Small businesses that handle modest amounts of data should not be overwhelmed by information liability and data security regulations that create more cost than benefit.
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New Research: 93% of European Small Businesses Use Targeted Ads
Jan. 19, 2022 (BRUSSELS) — As the European Parliament considers proposals to ban targeted advertising, a new survey shows that 93% of European small business leaders have embraced data-driven advertising that enables advertisers to reach recipients based on products and services that interest them, 76% percent called targeted ads valuable and 34% say they are…
Covid-19 Widened Inequalities. Digital Tools Can Close the Gap
As well as its more obvious effects, one of the most noticeable aspects about the global pandemic was that it further widened existing divides. Women, low-income workers, the youngest and the poorest were hit extremely hard.
European Parliament Spares European Small Businesses in DMA Vote
The Connected Commerce Council (3C), a global small business organisation with more than 2,000 digitally empowered European members, applauded today’s European Parliament plenary vote that rejected radical amendments to the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and maintained important compromises crafted in the Parliament’s Internal Markets Committee (IMCO). Some MEPs submitted last-minute amendments that would have effectively…