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Global Mailer Predictions for 2017: Costs, Trade Deals & Drones

December 12, 2016

~by Merry Law, President of WorldVu LLC Another year has passed and it’s time to dust off my crystal ball to make my global mailer predictions for 2017. It’s been quite a year for direct marketers and the marketing landscape is changing rapidly in the age of big data.  You can view my previous predictions for 2016 here, if you’d like to see how those turned out.  Now, lets get down to business for the new year! Here’s what I see coming in 2017 Postal reform legislation will be delayed again in the U.S.  It won’t pass Congress before the new Congress…read more »

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Most Frequently Asked Questions

July 27, 2016

~by Paul Harris, Global-Z Marketing Manager Are you ready for the new Privacy Shield regulations? The new EU-US agreement is bringing some major changes for American businesses that process European customer data. While many more questions are yet to be answered about Privacy Shield’s impact, we collected the top most frequently asked questions to help you better understand the regulations.     What is Privacy Shield? On July, 12th 2016 the European Commission (EC) adopted the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (formerly known as EU-US Safe Harbor). The new Privacy Shield framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU…read more »

Privacy Shield Update: European Commission launches EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

July 14, 2016

(Note: This article is an update on our first article about Privacy Shield posted in the February  2016 edition of GZ News.) ~by Paul Harris, Marketing Director On July, 12th 2016 the European Commission (EC) adopted the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The new Privacy Shield framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States, as well as bringing legal clarity for businesses relying on transatlantic data transfers. Global-Z CEO and Co-Founder Dimitri Garder said: “In the upcoming weeks and months we will update our clients and partners regarding how the…read more »

Bad Data Habits That Cause You Problems

May 24, 2016

~by Katie Favreau, Jennifer Martell & Paul Harris Here at Global-Z, international data is… well… let’s just call it our “thing.” We know good data when we see it, and we also know when it’s not so good. That’s why we decided to give you some insight to some of our top “Bad Data Habits” that we see frequently in global databases. Here are some of the our top bad habits. Trying to store international addresses in a database meant for USA. This habit is common on data capture forms that were designed without consideration for global address systems. All…read more »

Global-Z Launches Global Name Standardization Solution

April 26, 2016

BENNINGTON, VT.,  April 20th, 2015 — Global-Z International recently launched a new Global Name Standardization Solution that services all countries in the world. The new service is a best-in-class solution that provides valuable information to clients who care greatly about the user experience and want to get the gender references right. Global Name Standardization will identify, with a high rate of accuracy, the gender of all records in large global datasets. The driving use case for this new solution is to clean up messy name data in order to improve data record matching rates.  Another service benefit is to improve…read more »

Privacy Shield Update: March 2016

March 22, 2016

(Note: This article is an update on our first article about Privacy Shield posted in the February  2016 edition of GZ News.) ~By Ted Haas, Global-Z Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) On February 2nd, 2016 the US Department of Commerce and European Commission issued a press release that outlined some key changes to the EU-US Safe Harbor; now dubbed the “Privacy Shield.”   This agreement replaces Safe Harbor, which was declared invalid on October 6th, 2015. Here are some of the key updates since this major decision has been announced.     Overview: What is Privacy Shield? It is a robust framework…read more »

The Top 3 Reasons Why Global Data Quality is a PAIN IN THE ASS!

February 10, 2016

~by Paul Harris, Sales & Marketing In the data driven world of global business, it’s never been more important for business to have a single-accurate-view of their customers. In order to sell effectively, your global data quality should be precise. Good data will provide an understanding of your customer’s needs, concerns and challenges.  We call this single accurate view of your customer the “golden master record.” The path to achieving a golden master record database is often not an easy one to pursue. Over and over again, we work with clients that have many challenges with their global database. Many…read more »

Safe-Harbor is now “Privacy Shield”

February 10, 2016

The US Department of Commerce and European Commission issued press releases this week (Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016) that outline some key changes to the EU-US Safe Harbor; now dubbed the “Privacy Shield.”   This agreement replaces Safe Harbor which was declared invalid October 6, 2015. Privacy Shield Summary While the new accord still needs to be reviewed by the Article 29 Working Party and the College of Commissioners, but assuming it remains substantially the same, we can expect the following: More stringent obligations on companies handling Europeans’ personal data and more robust enforcement.  EU individuals will have access to multiple avenues to…read more »

What You Should Know About South Korea’s New Addressing & Post Code System

January 15, 2016

~by Merry Law, President of WorldVu LLC South Korea, in a project lasting for almost 20 years, has completely replaced its address system in the country.  The new address systems organization and logic changed from old addresses based on land parcels in reference to the locational hierarchical government units, to new addresses based on a building numbers and street names within a locality.   The systematic nature of the addresses, plus the database of all address locations, provides significant advantages over the previous system.  According to the South Korean government, “The new address system will fundamentally make it easy to find a…read more »

Global-Z Now Offers US Data Quality Services!

December 21, 2015

With the addition of US data quality services to our industry leading international services Global-Z now offers one of the best ‘Global” solutions in the market. For the last two decades Global-Z has been the market leader in data processing for international data quality. Our depth of application knowledge, advanced multi-byte writing system capabilities and flexible service delivery options gives us the cutting edge to serve our clients better than any other competitor. International contact data quality is at the core of what we do and it’s who we are. For the last few years we have observed a market…read more »