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Newsletter 01/2024


Welcome 2024!

The first days of 2024 have already passed. We hope that you all started the new year healthy and happy. A year awaits you with many changes and innovations in the data protection landscape. In 2024, consentmanager will once again take all of these changes into account with great enthusiasm and continually develop the consentmanager platform. Look forward to an exciting year with us in 2024. The first new function of our CMP is already waiting for you.


New feature: Privacy Policy Generator

With our current update, a new feature is available to you in our CMP: the data protection declaration generator. The generator allows you to easily create and manage your privacy policy. It includes pre-prepared text templates and, among other things, includes provider information in the data protection texts. The text templates also meet the requirements of international legislation. Convince yourself of the advantages.

Are you a user of the Agency or Enterprise package? Then you will find the new function directly in your CMP in the new interface under Menu> CMPs> Privacy policy

All other users can flexibly add the data protection declaration generator as an add-on under the menu> account> Addons:


Google’s EU User Consent Policy: What companies need to know now

In a new article, we look at Google’s “EU User Consent Policy” and what it means for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the ePrivacy Directive in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom (UK). . In particular, we explain why Google Ads users need to comply with the guidelines and provide a checklist to help you choose a compliant CMP tool so you’re always on the safe side. Read on to find out more: https://www. consentmanager .de/wissen/google-eu-user-consent-policy/


Google Consent Mode v2 2024 for Google Ads users

Our latest article looks at Google Consent Mode v2, which is specifically aimed at users of Google Ads (formerly Adwords), as well as the launch of the new Consent Mode v2 at the end of 2023 and the associated deadlines for advertisers targeting end users European Economic Area and the United Kingdom. The March 2024 implementation deadline is approaching and in this article we explain the regulatory context behind this urgency, including the Digital Markets Act, which designates major players like Google as “gatekeepers.” Read our article now and be proactive about this change with consentmanager to ensure a seamless transition to Google Consent Mode v2 for websites and apps. To the blog article: https://www. consentmanager .de/wissen/google-consent-mode-v2-fuer-google-ads/


Updates on data protection laws around the world you may have missed in 2023

As we begin the new year, we’re offering you a refresher on international law changes you may have missed over the past year. If your company operates globally or even in countries like the US or countries like South Korea or Saudi Arabia, you should stay abreast of the latest data protection updates and ensure your website or application is compliant.

Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) takes effect in December 2023

The Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) was passed in 2022 but did not take effect until December 2023. Similar to other privacy laws in the United States, it establishes important laws to protect residents’ personal information. Key Points: The UCPA provides consumers with certain rights regarding their personal information. These rights include access to and deletion of personal data, objection to certain data collection and use practices, and receiving a copy of your data in a usable format.

Oregon Consumer Privacy Act takes effect July 1, 2024

The Oregon Consumer Data Privacy Act (OCDPA), signed in July 2023, will go into effect on July 1, 2024. Some key points: The OCDPA gives consumers the right to access, correct, delete, and obtain a copy of their personal information. In addition, opt-out mechanisms must be consumer-friendly and use a preference signal by January 1, 2026. Data processors must also take measures to ensure that “de-identified” (anonymous) data cannot be linked to individuals.

Update on South Korea’s amended PIPA in September 2023

South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) has announced the adoption of amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) in September 2023. The changes include expanded requirements that companies must meet when transferring personal data abroad, as well as the authority of the PIPC to pause overseas transfers if it deems this necessary in certain situations. Another important change is the improved protection of children’s personal data. The data controller must provide for a procedure to verify the legal guardian or representative of a child under 14 years of age. This representative should be able to consent or object to the processing of their personal data on behalf of the child.

Saudi Arabia’s PDPL came into force in September 2023

The Saudi Arabian Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) came into force on September 14, 2023. This data protection law also highlights the importance of clear consent from data subjects, particularly when processing sensitive data or for direct marketing purposes. The PDPL also requires organizations to carry out a data protection impact assessment in certain situations, such as when using new technologies. An important requirement for some organizations and industries covered by the PDPL is the application of more restrictive measures when processing health and credit data.


More tweaks and adjustments in January

In January, among other things, the following adjustments were made and errors were fixed:
Various optimizations were made, particularly in the area of ​​user experience. This includes, among other things, improvements to the provider list, the cookie and billing list, as well as to users and user groups. In addition, the sorting of various tables and the upload/download of translation texts were made possible.
Further innovations and optimizations can be found in the complete release log:

Release log

  • New: Privacy Policy Generator Integration
  • Add default purpose description
  • Purposes page UX improvements
  • Vendor list UX improvements
  • Cookies list UX improvement
  • Account UX improvements
  • Invoices list UX improvements
  • Users / User groups UX improvements
  • Security UX improvements
  • CMP Modal UX improvements
  • Design Modal UX improvements
  • Optimization Report UX improvements
  • Allow sorting of tables
  • Add group filter to Design modal
  • Dropdown search in base element
  • Pagination not updated on delete
  • Allow download/upload if translation texts
  • Fix risk check for no purpose description
  • Publish rights missing in new design
  • Integration instructions UX improvements

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