Regulatory Rumblings Archive

May 2017

BROWSER Act Privacy Bill Goes Too Far

Posted: May 24, 2017 2:15pm ET

Last week, Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the first major online privacy bill of the 115th Congress.


Undoing the Privacy Rule Mess

Posted: May 18, 2017 3:00pm ET

The Federal Communications Commission has begun the initial steps in reversing its Obama-era rules on net neutrality, with implications for its privacy rules for broadband providers.


Mandatory Disclosure Lawsuit Gains Greater Business Attention

Posted: May 17, 2017 11:00am ET

ANA filed a “friend of the court” brief last week emphasizing our strong opposition to the City of Berkeley, California’s mandate to force wireless producers and sellers to provide a point of sale public notice regarding radio frequency safety.


Explosion of Reactive Privacy Initiatives in the States

Posted: May 16, 2017 1:00pm ET

Since the Congress voted to invalidate the FCC’s broadband privacy rules, numerous states across the country have swooped in to attempt to reinstate these rules on a state-by-state basis. ANA and our industry partners have been active in opposing these efforts to impose these overly restrictive laws.


House Members Agree: Protecting Advertising is Crucial

Posted: May 10, 2017 4:00pm ET

Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) have sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in support of protecting the current tax deductibility of advertising. This letter is extremely significant for the advertising community and shows wide congressional support for our industry.


Critical Juncture on Compelled Disclosures

Posted: May 1, 2017 9:15am ET

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last month rendered a very important decision. This decision threatens to allow states and localities far more leeway to impose government mandated disclosures in advertising with potentially extremely adverse impacts.