The GDPR Won't Wipe Out All the Data

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As Europe's new privacy regulations come into force, we consider the impact on data—the lifeblood of many modern companies. Thomas Walle, CEO of location data platform Unacast, joins eMarketer analysts Lauren Fisher and Yory Wurmser to discuss how the GDPR will affect location data.

Topics covered in the conversation:

  • How marketers need to push for transparency with location data in order to properly assess the value of that data.
  • How the location data landscape will likely change as GDPR goes into effect—and Walle predicts a significant amount of location data will go away, as publishers opt out of collecting it.
  • Why that should mean good things for the quality of location data in the long run.

More from "Behind the Numbers"

Today's episode is the fourth in a weeklong series about the GDPR.

In the first episode, we look at the implications of the new rules for consumers.

In the second episode, we discuss how publishers are responding to the GDPR.

In the third episode, we take a longer view, considering the implications of the new rules in the coming years.