Regulatory Rumblings Archive

January 2015

New ANA Survey Shows Importance of Native Advertising’s Legal Landscape

Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:00am ET

A new ANA survey, which was just released, provides the marketers’ perspective on the increasingly popular method of native advertising.


Top Issue of Early 2015: Privacy and Data Security

Posted: Jan 28, 2015 12:00am ET

There is now no question that, as we earlier predicted in this blog, data security and privacy are the preeminent issues in the minds of many in Congress, at federal agencies, in state legislatures, and in the media one month into 2015.


ANA Opposes Proposals to Expand the Definition of Children’s Advertising

Posted: Jan 26, 2015 12:00am ET

A panel of experts brought together by Healthy Eating Research, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently issued recommendations for company policies on food marketing aimed at children.


Recent ICANN Developments Continue to Raise Issues in the New Year

Posted: Jan 23, 2015 12:00am ET

Just as ICANN plans for the dual challenges of IANA Transition and Accountability in 2015, we should not forget that we are still in the midst of Round 1 implementation, and its aftermath.


ANA Priorities Top President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Posted: Jan 21, 2015 12:00am ET

The Association of National Advertisers welcomed the President’s remarks during the State of the Union on tax reform and data privacy, two issues that are also of high priority to ANA and its members.


Federal Policy Should Preempt Onerous State-Level Data Privacy Laws

Posted: Jan 20, 2015 10:00am ET

The debate continues to heat up around data privacy laws and whether the federal government should preempt state legislation in this area. Just this week, we wrote about the Administration’s announcement of two new proposals concerning data security, including the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which focuses on setting a federal standard.


Cybersecurity Breaches Underscore Urgency for Action

Posted: Jan 13, 2015 3:30pm ET

Recent events have put a spotlight on the need to take action on data security and privacy. The data security issue has rocketed to the top of President Obama’s agenda after cybersecurity incidents have plagued Sony, Home Depot, Target and most recently, the official Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).


Falling Oil Prices Could Signal Tax Troubles for Advertisers

Posted: Jan 7, 2015 12:00am ET

The American public has been enjoying some long-awaited relief from the historically high oil prices we have experienced in recent years.