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House Energy and Commerce Committee Introduces Package of Bipartisan Privacy Bills

Last week, to mark National Consumer Protection Week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced four major privacy bills.  The bills deal with data security, spyware, pretexting, and social security number protection, and include:   

It is important to note that all of these bills have bipartisan support.  Some are similar versions to bills that were introduced last year when the Republicans controlled the committee.  The committee has not yet scheduled mark-ups for these bills, but with the level of support each one of these proposals has, this probably will happen soon. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Jaffe in ANA's Washington office at 202-296-2359 or at djaffe@ana.net.

Legislative and Regulatory Issues Tracking

ANA's Washington, DC office works to protect the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers.   The scope of legislation, regulations, and court cases impacting the marketing community continues to be extremely broad, extending to issues as diverse as online privacy, prescription drug advertising, restrictions on the tax deductibility of advertising costs and the regulatory powers of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Compendium of Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

ANA's Washington, DC office plays a leading role in protecting the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers. At the end of each year, we prepare a Compendium which describes our efforts on the broad range of issues we have faced. 

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Alliance for Family Entertainment

The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) is a coalition of national advertisers, supported by the ANA, which represents almost 40% of all U.S. television advertising dollars..

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