Regulatory Rumblings

  • The Washington Post Has it Right – Congress Must Pass Privacy Legislation

    Posted: May 17, 2021 3:05pm ET

    In its Sunday, May 9 edition, the Washington Post carried an editorial stating that, “Congress ran out of excuses for its inability to pass a privacy law years ago,” and called on it to act to pass a federal privacy law. ANA agrees - with a couple of caveats.

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  • A Tangled Web

    Posted: Mar 22, 2021 12:45pm ET

    This year already has been an ominous one on the tax front for advertisers. Digital advertising taxes have proliferated. At least eight states are presently considering adopting a digital or general ad tax law.

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  • Yet Another Privacy Bill

    Posted: Feb 17, 2021 10:45am ET

    ANA and other leading advertising industry associations have submitted a letter to the leadership of the Hawaii Legislature to oppose HI SB 1009, a sweeping and highly restrictive privacy proposal.

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  • A Toxic Tax

    Posted: Feb 9, 2021 10:00am ET

    Last May, Maryland Governor Hogan vetoed HB 732 (The Digital Advertising Gross Revenue Tax) which would have imposed a levy of up to 10 percent on digital advertising in the state. Unfortunately, Maryland’s legislative leadership is signaling an attempt to overturn the governor’s veto in the near future.

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  • Privacy Battlefield Continues to Grow

    Posted: Jan 26, 2021 11:50am ET

    Yesterday ANA, along with the 4A’s, AAF, IAB, and NAI, sent a letter to North Dakota legislators urging them to fix numerous problems with HB 1330, a proposed data privacy bill.

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  • Breach Bumps Privacy Up on the Agenda

    Posted: Dec 21, 2020 11:00am ET

    Virtually everyone in the business community has anticipated that privacy and data security would be extremely important issues in 2021 at the Federal, state, and local levels, and in the regulatory arenas.

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  • Money Can’t Buy You Love: The New Normal?

    Posted: Dec 9, 2020 11:00am ET

    In a blog earlier this year, I argued that 2020 political races during Covid-19 were going to be more dependent on advertising than ever.

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  • Apple CNAME Changes Mark Latest Challenge Confronting Digital Advertising

    Posted: Dec 3, 2020 9:20am ET

    Over the past three years, a perfect storm of developments has forced our industry to operationalize several novel and evolving regulatory requirements, as well as adapt to brand new market realities that deviate sharply from the digital advertising status quo of the last decade.

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  • An Uncivil War

    Posted: Dec 1, 2020 10:00am ET

    While the rubble and the dust generated by the last election have far from settled, there are some important implications that already can be discerned.

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  • Ad Industry Submits Comments to California AG on CCPA

    Posted: Oct 29, 2020 1:50pm ET

    Yesterday, the advertising industry’s leading associations submitted comments to the California Office of the Attorney General regarding their third set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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