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25/06/2022

Google Analytics labelled non-compliant by yet another European DPA

Yet another strike against Google Analytics in the EU. This time, the Italian data protection authority has ruled against a publisher's use of Google Analytics and found it to be non-compliant with the EU data protection legislation.

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14/06/2022

7 Reasons to use a Tag Manager

A look at some of the reasons why you should be using a tag manager and why Scale8 could be a great fit for your website. We list some of the key benefits and how they might be applicable to your use case.

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12/06/2022

Top 5 successes and failures from our SaaS product launch

A quick look at some of our successes and failures when trying to launch our latest startup. We list our top 5 success stories along with our top 5 failures. Our hope is others will learn from our mistakes and not fall into the same traps when trying to market their SaaS products.

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05/06/2022

Hello from Scale8

A quick introduction to Scale8, the project, team and our future goals. This blog post is our first in a series of posts that aims to detail our bootstrapped journey as a small team of engineers in creating a suite of publisher privacy-friendly tools.

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21/04/2022

How to make Google Analytics GDPR compliant

The Google Analytics tool isn't automatically GDPR compliant. To make the tool compliant, there's a few changes you'll need to make yourself. There are several articles in the GDPR legislation that state the rights of the subject and their data. These rights must be respected by both the data controller and data processor. If you're using Google Analytics on your site, there are a number of settings you'll need to edit to ensure it doesn't affect your visitors' experience. If you’re one of these people who decide that all that hassle isn’t for you, why not try out an open-source alternative from Scale8?

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15/04/2022

An Open-source alternative to Google Analytics

Analytics tools are used to analyze user behavior across websites. Google Analytics is the most popular tool, but does it comply with EU privacy laws? There are other options out there, including Scale8's own analytics tool. Analytics tools are used to learn more about who your audience is and how best to convert them to a buyer. We've designed our analytics tool with both performance and privacy in mind. Scale8 helps you store and process your data, and so can never be shared or sold onwards to 3rd parties.

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13/04/2022

Is Google Analytics GDPR compliant

Google Analytics has been the go to tool for website owners for almost two decades. Recently, the tool has been accused of not complying with European privacy regulations. Google has been fined for failing to properly protect the data of website visitors through its Google Analytics tool. Scale8’s analytics tool offers a better option to Google Analytics in several ways, such as protecting the data of visitors to your site, making it GDPR compliant straight out of the box.

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