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3 Big Privacy Changes to Plan for in 2014

January 7, 2014
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One sure-fire prediction for 2014: privacy will remain a hot topic for consumers, legislators and any business that stores or uses personal or financial data. Just ask Target. Or Snapchat. Yet 2014 will bring more than just talk. New laws and industry self-regulation for privacy protections are taking shape in ways that will affect marketers in the coming year. Here are three of the most important things to watch...

 

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