Regulatory Rumblings

For Better or Worse

Posted: Jun 27, 2018 10:45am ET

For several months, ANA and our industry partners have been gearing up to fight a sweeping privacy ballot initiative this November in California. Late last week, we learned that the author of that proposal, real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart, had reached a deal with two key members of the California State Legislature, Assemblymember Ed Chau and Senator Bob Hertzberg.

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RIP to the ROP - For Now

Posted: Jun 25, 2018 10:45am ET

In an important victory for the marketing community, the New York State Legislature adjourned last week without passing legislation making major changes to the state’s right of publicity (ROP) laws.

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ANA to Department of Commerce: Don’t Ask About Citizenship

Posted: Jun 12, 2018 2:20pm ET

In late March 2018, the Commerce Department announced that they would include a question in regard to citizenship status in the 2020 US Census for the first time since 1950.

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Right of Publicity Redux

Posted: Jun 8, 2018 1:00pm ET

The New York state legislature is considering major changes to the state’s right of privacy and right of publicity statutes.

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EU & Canada Focus Spotlight on Food Advertising

Posted: Jun 5, 2018 11:30am ET

For the past several months, ANA has focused much of its advocacy efforts on new European regulations dealing with online privacy – namely the GDPR.

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Ads Seriously Jeopardized by CA Initiative

Posted: May 17, 2018 12:30pm ET

ANA is helping lead the opposition to a California ballot initiative that would dramatically change how consumer information is collected and shared.

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ANA Congratulates New FTC Commissioners

Posted: Apr 27, 2018 10:00am ET

Yesterday, the Senate confirmed the nominations of all five nominees to lead the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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The Great Experiment

Posted: Apr 26, 2018 10:00am ET

On May 25th, only 30 days away, the European Union will launch the greatest privacy experiment in history. On that date, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect.

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Don’t Slow Digital’s Growth

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 1:45pm ET

Newsflash: the digital economy is growing extraordinarily rapidly! Not surprisingly, this reality is something most people already understand and take for granted.

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Not On Our Watch: Guarding the Pharma Ad Tax Deduction

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 9:00am ET

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has introduced a new bill – S. 2478, the End Taxpayer Subsidies for Drug Ads Act – to change the tax code for prescription drugs, effectively eliminating the advertising costs deduction for direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising produced by pharmaceutical companies.

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