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Global-Z Achieves Self-Certification with EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

January 9, 2017

  Today, we are proud to announce that Global-Z is one of the top global data quality vendors to certify with the new EU-US Privacy Shield by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Our self-certification was declared official and finalized during the 2016 holiday break on 12/27/2016. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. “Global-Z International…read more »

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 »

REMINDER: Canada Post CNCOA ID’s May Be Due for Renewal

November 16, 2016

  Global-Z would like to remind our clients and contacts who use Canada Post’s National Change of Address (CNCOA) Mover Data services that your annual NCOA Terms of Use agreement may be up for renewal. This can be renewed by contacting Canada Post directly and requesting your ID renewal. An ID is valid for 12 months and you must re-accept Terms of Use before its expiry to avoid service interruptions. Please continue to ensure that all recipients of CNCOA Mover Data in your organization are aware of and understand the Terms of Use. For more information on the changes made…read more »

How to Throw the Best GZ Luau Ever!

September 8, 2016

~by Jennifer Martell & Katie Favreau, Global-Z Co-Morale Officers Step One: Convince the company management that the Luau should be made a permanent annual event.  This is accomplished by informing the management that the Luau has been made into a permanent annual event. Step Two: Obtain funding for said Luau to make it the best GZ Luau ever.  This can be done by gathering quotes for various things such as park admissions, food, drinks, assorted supplies, and items for GZ Swag Bags.  The quotes and estimated final costs are then presented in a tropical themed PowerPoint presentation that plays the…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 Impact ROI in 2017

May 24, 2016

~by Katie Favreau, Jennifer Martell & Paul Harris 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 address systems are not the same and when you have a required “state” field…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 »

NEMOA 2016: Learning, Sharing & Connecting O’ Plenty!

March 22, 2016

~ by Marty Shaw, Major Account Executive – Global Solutions I’ve been to a lot of conferences over the years. With what appears to be a never ending, and niche-centric list of conferences to choose from, I believe the National Etailing & Mailing Organization of America (NEMOA) has a very good formula. The March 9-11 conference in Boston was well worth the investment in time and resources. With a mission of “Networking and Education for Direct Marketers”, which they achieve through two educational conferences each year (Spring in Boston and now Fall in Greater Chicago), I never fail to come…read more »