Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal 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.

The following guides are meant to assist advertisers in tracking the key public policy issues that are the most relevant to the marketing community.

Most recent updates are shown in bold.

Privacy and Data Security (PDF) (updated 7.6.2016)

Patent Trolls (PDF) (updated 11.15.2016)

ICANN (PDF) (updated 11.17.2016)

Obesity and Food Advertising (PDF) (updated 11.15.2016)

Alcohol Beverage Advertising (PDF) (updated 7.6.2016)

Tobacco Advertising (PDF) (updated 5.6.2016)

Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising (PDF) (updated 5.6.2016)

Media Content and Child Protection (PDF) (updated 11.17.2016)

Miscellaneous Advertising Legislation (PDF) (updated 7.27.2016)

Key Pending and Recently Decided Court Cases (PDF) (updated 7.8.2016)

If you are aware of additional legislation or court cases affecting our industry that should be added to this tracking system, please contact David Buzby in ANA's Washington, DC office at dbuzby@ana.net or 202.296.2669.