Regulatory Rumblings Archive

March 2017

Congress takes First Step in Repealing FCC Privacy Rules

Posted: Mar 23, 2017 2:00pm ET

The U.S. Senate has taken a key first step in acting to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) onerous broadband privacy rules passed last year. Today, the Senate voted 50-48 to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure to suspend the FCC’s rules.


Advertisers Push for CRA to Save the Day

Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am ET

Yesterday, ANA and a coalition of advertising and marketing industry groups issued a statement in support of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) recently introduced Joint Resolutions disapproving of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband privacy regulations.


An Attack on One is an Attack on All

Posted: Mar 10, 2017 9:00am ET

Earlier this week, ANA and other advertising industry groups submitted a letter to the Oregon State Senate’s Committee on Health Care to oppose a bill that would impose a mandatory disclosure requirement on all direct to consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical ads that appear in the state.


FCC Stay of Privacy Rules is a Win for Advertisers and Consumers

Posted: Mar 2, 2017 9:30am ET

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a temporary stay of the online privacy and data security regulation passed last year which would have subjected internet service providers (ISPs) to a different standard than that applied to other companies in the internet ecosystem by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).