Interview with OPA Europe President Tomasz Józefacki
Monday, 13 September 2010 16:28
FROM AOP (http://www.ukaop.org.uk):
Ahead of the INMA/OPA Europe Conference 2010 taking place from 29th September in Krakow, we caught up with Tomasz Józefacki, President of OPA Europe, and Head of Internet at Agora, to get his insight into Europe's publishers' digital priorities.
The economic downturn has pushed publishers to think more creatively about revenue generation. Which publishers, in your view, are making best use of data, ecommerce and other non-ad-related opportunities available in the digital space?
Almost all OPA Europe members are offering revenue-generating services like iPad subscriptions and mobile subscriptions to supplement their online advertising revenues.
Full interview: http://www.ukaop.org.uk/news/opaeuropeinterview2264.html
German Privacy Law Bans Firms From Using Facebook to Vet Potential Employees
Monday, 23 August 2010 20:03
A proposed privacy law in Germany will outlaw the use of Facebook for employee vetting, says Spiegel Online. Thomas de Maiziere, the country's Interior Minister, has drafted a data privacy law that aims to put a stop to bosses checking out potential subordinates via their Facebook pages. As it stands, the draft legislation does not cover LinkedIn or even Google, as that is seen as, respectively, work-related, and "fair game."
Given the fact that the German authorities and Google have had several run-ins this year over the thorny issue of privacy, one could be surprised by this last move. Facebook, however, has been at the center of a data privacy row since last month, with the Hamburg Data Protection Authority launching a legal action against the Big Blue 'Book.