Regulatory Rumblings Archive

August 2018


The FTC Should Analyze the GDPR and the CCPA

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 12:15pm ET

The FTC will be holding a series of hearings this fall to determine whether changes in technology and the economy might require adjustments in their competition and consumer protection policies, and ANA has filed detailed comments urging the FTC to carry out a rigorous analysis of the impacts of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act on both co ...

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The Supreme Court Should Review the Sherwin-Williams Case

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 3:30pm ET

ANA has filed a “friend of the court” brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case involving the question of whether the First Amendment allows state tort liability for truthful commercial speech when a court later determines that a lawful product is hazardous.

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California State Legislature Needs to Act Now on Privacy Bill

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 1:30pm ET

When the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was rushed through the legislature in just one week, with no real time for careful consideration, the chief sponsors indicated that they would consider a “clean up” bill this month to fix the technical defects in this sweeping new law – and that bill is under consideration now.

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California Lawmakers to "Clean Up" Sweeping Privacy Bill

Posted: Aug 8, 2018 3:00pm ET

Earlier this year the California State Legislature passed a sweeping new privacy bill, AB375, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).

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Advertisers Call on Department of Commerce to Drop Census Citizen Question

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 3:00am ET

The Department of Commerce’s announcement that it intended to include a citizenship status question in the upcoming 2020 Census has led to growing concern that this decision would depress accurate response rates and lead to flawed data.

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