Government Relations News
The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) sent a letter on October 2nd to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) urging it not to accept a standard for “Do Not Track.”
The FTC has issued its revisions to the “Green Guides” for environmental marketing claims.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has urged the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to work within the Internet stakeholder processes of ICANN to advocate for a Do Not Sell registry at the upcoming ICANN Board meeting next month in Toronto.
ANA and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) have filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission on its proposal to amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
The continuing resolution recently passed by Congress to fund the government through March 2013 contains a provision that prevents the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Food Marketed to Children from issuing its guidelines on advertising to children unless it first conducts a cost/benefit analysis.
Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA), the co-Chair of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, has introduced legislation that would require companies to disclose to consumers the capability to monitor telephone usage and to obtain express consent from consumers prior to monitoring.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a new guide to assist mobile application developers to observe truth-in-advertising and basic privacy principles when marketing new mobile applications.
In a 2-1 decision in RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company v. FDA announced on August 24th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Rule requiring graphic new warnings on all tobacco products and advertising.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently struck down new regulations issued by New York City that required graphic images at stores selling tobacco products.
ANA’s CEO Bob Liodice testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the advertising industry’s self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising.
The Advertising Coalition (TAC), of which ANA is a founding member, has urged the United States Senate to oppose a provision that would prohibit colleges and universities which receive federal education funding from spending those federal dollars on any marketing or advertising for their programs.
An Administrative Law Judge has handed down a decision in an FTC case challenging health claims made in advertisements for Pom Wonderful pomegranate products.
ANA Calls on ICANN to Explain Rejection of Defensive Registration Proposals for the Top Level Domain Name Expansion Program
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has called on ICANN to provide a clear and complete analysis and review of its decision to summarily reject the proposal for a “Do Not Sell” registry.
ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) have released a Statement of Best Practices designed to address online piracy and counterfeiting.
ANA has called on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to engage an independent third-party IT expert or experts to conduct a comprehensive investigation of its recent system vulnerability.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released draft guidance on direct-to-consumer television advertisements.
DOC Rejects ICANN Bid for IANA Function Oversight, Cancels RFP and Extends Current Agreement for Short 6-Month Period
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the division of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) that oversees operation of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), has rejected ICANN's bid to continue overseeing the IANA functions of the Internet, instead extending ICANN's current contract for a short six-month period. Simultaneously, NTIA stated, "we are cancelling this RFP because we received no proposals that met the requirements requested by the global community."
ANA and CRIDO Urge ICANN to Adopt “Do Not Sell” Registry to Address Challenges With “Defensive Registrations” in Top Level Domain Name Expansion Program
In a filing yesterday with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), ANA and the Coalition for Responsible Domain Oversight (CRIDO) have urged ICANN to adopt a “Do Not Sell” registry or some similar approach to address the serious concerns Internet stakeholders have about the need for “defensive registrations” to protect their brands in the TLD expansion program.
ICANN has announced that it is seeking comment on defensive applications for new gTLDs.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the leader of the 160-member Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight (CRIDO), today praised two Congressmen, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, and Howard Berman, Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, for sending an unequivocal letter to John Bryson, Secretary, Department of Commerce. The Goodlatte-Berman letter urges the DOC to take all steps necessary to encourage ICANN to undertake further evaluation and review before expanding the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) under ICANN's plan, set to begin January 12, 2012.