It’s summertime but we’re not hitting the beach (yet)! We’ve been working hard to get product updates out the door, from a fancy new tool configurator to GDPR-related items. Here is a list of what’s new with AddThis:
Can you believe it’s already June? Time is flying so fast, we’re worried you may have overlooked some of the very valuable information we put out this month. That is why it’s time for May’s installment of In Case You Missed It!
A big topic of conversation around the internet these days is GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is a new regulation with comprehensive privacy and security requirements intended to strengthen and unify data protection in the European Union.
The deadline for complying with GDPR is just around the corner (May 25, 2018!) and we want to make sure that all your questions are answered, so we’ve assembled some of the top inquiries we’ve heard from AddThis users:
We are excited to announce the release of our new Tool Configurator redesign! Here at AddThis, we are constantly working hard to make our tools as easy to use as possible. This way, you can spend less time worrying about your website and more time focusing on everything else you have going on in your life.
One of the things I love most about being a Product Manager is the opportunity and responsibility to keep tabs on industry news and developments. Having a good grasp of the digital publishing landscape – from emerging trends to competitive research – is critical to our ability to serve users well. When you’re in the sharing game, there are few better places to get a pulse on the industry than at Facebook’s annual developer’s conference, f8. And so, to f8 AddThis went.
What is the GDPR and why should I, as a publisher, care about the GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is a new regulation with comprehensive privacy and security requirements intended to strengthen and unify data protection in the European Union. The GDPR will go into effect on May 25, 2018. Under the GDPR, organizations that violate GDPR can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover or 20MM euros, whichever is greater.
To help sift through some of the noise, we’ve complied a few frequently asked questions for publishers:
Spring has sprung and with it a variety of great AddThis articles have bloomed. We covered everything from SEO in 2018 to why you should think twice before creating custom share buttons on your website.
If you are using our List Building tool to help capture your visitors’ email addresses, it is a good practice to regularly download the CSV file associated with the tool. For example, if you’re sending out marketing emails every week, you should be downloading your list just as often to make sure you are including your fresh sign-ups on the latest send.
Starting May 15, to ensure that publishers are keeping their lists up-to-date, your lists will need to be downloaded at least every 6 months. AddThis will no longer be storing your email lists indefinitely.