Regulatory Rumblings Archive

October 2015

Recent Court Cases have Major Implications for Advertisers – Part 1

Posted: Oct 30, 2015 9:15am ET

The First Amendment is the ultimate safety net for the marketing community. Since 1976, advertising has been afforded strong constitutional protection in a series of decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.


A New Bombshell From ICANN: All Rights Protection Mechanisms (“RPMs”) For All gTLDs Under Review

Posted: Oct 12, 2015 10:30am ET

As the Dublin meeting of ICANN approaches, the two major topics of discussion were to be Accountability (reforming ICANN accountability mechanisms) and IANA Transition (how the technical functions of ICANN are to be handled post-US government supervision).


ANA Statement on the Invalidation of the EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement

Posted: Oct 7, 2015 11:00am ET

Yesterday’s landmark European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling declaring the EU-US Safe Harbor agreement immediately invalid has raised many potentially serious barriers to international information transfer that, if not resolved quickly, could hobble businesses, including the advertising sector, which operate in both the United States and in Europe.


EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Pact Under Fire

Posted: Oct 2, 2015 12:00pm ET

The trans-Atlantic “Safe Harbor” trade agreement which allows companies to share online customer data between Europe and the United States has come under fire in the past few weeks.