CA Unanimously Passes Mini GDPR Law

California lawmakers recently, and unanimously, passed a privacy bill – the first of its kind in the United States – similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new law won’t go into effect until 2020, but companies may want to start considering now processes for data collection and sharing. The so-called California Consumer Privacy Act of…

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Melissa and Runner EDQ Expand Partnership to Deliver Data Quality to Oracle Users

Oracle Validated Integration Offers Oracle Customers Rapid Access to Clean, Accurate Address and Contact Data Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF - November 14, 2017 - Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today expanded its partnership with Runner Technologies (Runner EDQ), a leading provider of integrated address verification solutions and Platinum level member of the…

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Melissa Data Expands Global Phone Verification Capabilities With Caller ID and Status of Mobile Numbers

Data Managers and Developers Reduce Fraud and Improve First Impressions with Details Behind Cell Phone NumbersMelissa Data, a leading provider of global contact data quality solutions, today announced expansion of its global phone verification capabilities that ensure valid and callable U.S. and international phone numbers for nearly 250 countries and territories worldwide. Newly available services include Premium Phone and Caller…

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Melissa Data Now Returns EIRCodes – Unique, Accurate Delivery Points to Addresses in Ireland

In July of 2015, Ireland launched a new postal code system called EIRCode. This system was designed to improve their postal data quality by assigning a unique postal code to each individual address. As this new postal code system is starting to gain adoption, Melissa Data has made the decision to partner with EIRCode and make the investment in this…

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&THEN 2016!

Melissa Data is proud to present our global data quality solutions at this year's &THEN event in Los Angeles, CA Oct 16-18. When you know your customer inside and out, that's when you can come up with ideas, messaging, and tactics for marketing that really moves the needle! So see  us there! We'll help you find more customers like your…

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Come see us at Dreamforce!

Melissa Data is proud to present our global data quality solutions at this year's Dreamforce® event in San Francisco Oct 4 - 7. We'll showcase our powerful cloud solutions including Listware® - to clean, correct, and enrich your data, and MatchUp® to identify, consolidate, and purge duplicate records. Watch your business soar with these customizable solutions for Salesforce®.And, when you…

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Identity Resolution and Variation

By David Loshin In my last post, I shared some thoughts on the first of three specific challenges (specifically focusing on the use of contact information as identifying attributes) associated with entity identification and resolution as part of a master data management activity. This week, we look at the second challenge: the increased difficulty of resolving identities for matching records…

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Cross-Table Integrity

By David Loshin One of the most challenging data flaws that appear in relational database systems is the absence of referential integrity across different tables. For example, consider a transaction processing system in which one table captures the quantity and total costs for purchased items, and each record refers to a product reference code that can be looked up in…

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The Biggest Sin is the Sin of Omission

By Elliot King   People of a certain age may remember the advertising campaign by an American   television manufacturer that asserted that "the quality goes in before the name goes on."   While the manufacturer ultimately went the way of all the companies who actually built   televisions in the United States, the advertising message was compelling. A product's ingredients count. If information…

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