Government Relations News
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced on Monday that it has approved the plan for unlimited new gTLDs, and that ICANN will be taking applications from January 12 to April 12, 2012. What will this mean for your brands?
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is planning to update a publication entitled: “Dot Com Disclosures: Information About Online Advertising.”
Dan Jaffe, ANA’s Executive Vice President, Government Relations, gave an oral statement, posted below, at the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children Public Forum. The IWG, made up of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), released proposed guidelines on food marketing to children on April 28, 2011.
The Judiciary Committee of the California State Senate on May 3rd passed SB761, legislation that would broadly regulate all online data collection and impose a “do not track” regulatory regime for online behavioral advertising.
The Judiciary Committee of the California State Senate will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 3rd at 1:30 pm on SB761, legislation to impose a “do not track” regulatory regime for online behavioral advertising.
Major Proposal from Interagency Working Group Calls for Voluntary Restrictions on Food Marketing to Children
The Interagency Working Group has released its recommendations for food marketing to children.
Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-6/FL), the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, introduced a comprehensive privacy bill on April 13.
Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced a comprehensive privacy bill that would govern the collection, use and transfer of consumer information in both the online and offline world.
Legislation to impose a “do not track” regulatory regime for online behavioral advertising has been introduced in the California State Senate.
ANA has filed a “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a key commercial speech case involving data mining.
David Vladeck, the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, gave an important speech on Do Not Track issues on March 8. ANA President & CEO Bob Liodice responded to Director Vladeck on behalf of the Digital Advertising Alliance, which comprises the ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
ANA Argues that Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising Will Best Protect Consumers and the Online Economy
ANA has joined with other industry groups in arguing that the new self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising launched last fall will do the best job of protecting consumers and the vital online marketplace.
There are several important new developments in the online privacy arena.
The bill that would restrict the sale and marketing of certain kids meals with toys unless they meet specific nutrition standards has been killed in the Nebraska Legislature.
On January 28, we joined with our association partners in filing comments with the Department of Commerce on its Internet Policy Task Force Privacy Green Paper.
ANA has filed comments in opposition to legislation in the Nebraska Legislature that would impose serious restrictions on the sale and marketing of kids meals that include toys by restaurants and convenience stores.
The Agriculture Committee of the Nebraska Legislature will hold a hearing on February 1st on the bill that would impose serious restrictions on the sale and marketing of kids meals by restaurants and convenience stores.
Legislation has been introduced in the Nebraska Legislature that would impose serious restrictions on the sale and marketing of kids meals by restaurants and convenience stores.
ANA has filed in opposition to a series of graphic warnings proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ANA stated that these gruesome, graphic warnings for all tobacco ads and packages are “excessive and violate the First Amendment.”
On December 10, ANA filed comments on the proposed revisions to the FTC’s Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, more commonly known as the Green Guides.