Regulatory Rumblings Archive

September 2017

  • Take Nothing for Granted

    Posted: Sep 27, 2017 12:00pm ET

    Today the “Big Six” released their proposal for tax reform, entitled: “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.” We were very pleased to see that there was no proposal to limit advertising deductions covered in the framework.

  • Legislative Oversteps being Pushed Back

    Posted: Sep 25, 2017 3:30am ET

    Last week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner issued a veto of HB 3449, the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act. The bill “sought to require businesses and other private entities to get express consent from consumers before collecting, using, storing or disclosing geolocation information from mobile apps.”

  • Ninth Circuit Reverses Denial of Preliminary Injunction for Disclosure Requirements on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Ads

    Posted: Sep 20, 2017 10:30am ET

    On September 19, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision protecting advertisers from forced disclosures in product advertising and curbing a recent trend in judicial decisions that had approved certain forms of compelled commercial speech.

  • Major Industry Victory on CA AB 375

    Posted: Sep 18, 2017 11:45am ET

    California’s AB 375, the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act, was pushed to the “inactive file” as the legislature finished up its term on Friday, September 15th. This is a major victory for advertisers in California and across the country.

  • Tax Reform and Economic Growth

    Posted: Sep 11, 2017 12:30pm ET

    In his acclaimed recent book, “The Rise and Fall of American Growth,” Robert J. Gordon, the noted economic historian, provides a history of American growth trends since the Civil War. Most importantly, Gordon’s book offers historical context for the rapidly approaching tax reform debate and potential proposals to limit or amortize advertising deductions.

  • New Self-Regulatory Leaders Bolster Industry Efforts

    Posted: Sep 6, 2017 9:15am ET

    The Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC), which establishes the policies and procedures for advertising industry self-regulation, and the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), which administers the self-regulatory system, have announced the appointments of new directors for two advertising programs.