Regulatory Rumblings Archive

July 2016

The Continuing ICANN Geographical Names Debate: Public Interest or Governmental Politics?

Posted: Jul 28, 2016 9:00am ET

The Helsinki global meeting of ICANN has just concluded, and preparations are already underway for the meeting in Hyderabad in October. ICANN is still preparing for the transition of the technical functions of the organization (the “IANA Transition”), despite objections from U.S. Senators and other elected officials, led by Senator Cruz.


Upcoming FTC Workshop Examines Marketing Disclosures

Posted: Jul 22, 2016 10:30am ET

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a public workshop in Washington, D.C. on September 15, 2016 to examine the testing and evaluation of the disclosures that companies make to consumers to clarify advertising claims, privacy practices, and other similar information.


Senators Focus Spotlight on Bot Fraud Challenge

Posted: Jul 12, 2016 2:00pm ET

Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have written to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking questions about a serious challenge for our industry: bot fraud in digital advertising.


Chile’s New Advertising Restrictions Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Posted: Jul 8, 2016 10:00am ET

Food advertising issues are heating up again nationally and internationally. Recently, the government of Chile began implementation of restrictions on food and beverage advertising directed to children under the age of 14, new nutrition labelling measures, and a ban on the sales and advertising of ‘unhealthy’ food in schools.