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Regulatory Rumblings Archive

June 2013

Ad Tax Storm Clouds on the Horizon Again

Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:00pm ET

As long expected, it appears the Senate Finance Committee is ramping up efforts on tax reform. On Thursday, Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) of the Senate Finance Committee have released a “Dear Colleague” letter, asking for proposals for tax reform.

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Advertising Industry Addresses Childhood Obesity Challenge

Posted: Jun 24, 2013 10:30am ET

Last week, the World Health Organization’s Europe office called for tighter controls on the marketing of food to children in order to fight childhood obesity. At the same time, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease while a few U.S. Senators are pressuring Viacom to follow Disney’s lead to no longer accept advertisements for unhealthy foods.

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FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen Applauds Industry’s Successful Self-Regulation Privacy Program

Posted: Jun 11, 2013 10:45am ET

Last week, technology and policy leaders from across the country gathered in Washington for a Summit to discuss the role of effective self-regulation in ensuring the future of advertising-supported Internet content.

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Focuses on all federal and state government and legal initiatives that threaten national advertisers' freedom of commercial speech. The blog is penned by Dan Jaffe, the ANA's Group Executive Vice President, Government Relations, who also heads the trade association's Washington office.