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It’s deja vu for marketers as Apple’s ATT causes consent headache

Marketers are again in limbo as gaining people’s consent to be tracked via pop-up rears its head around Apple’s latest privacy push — just as it did for the General Data Protection Regulation three years ago. Back then, there was a lot more wriggle room for marketers to make their case. Apple, on the other hand, has made things a lot harder.

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