Regulatory Rumblings

  • A Billon Dollar FTC?

    Posted: Sep 20, 2021 10:30am ET

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee, as part of the reconciliation process, last week proposed a massive change to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by approving the creation of a vast new FTC bureau dedicated to privacy, data security, and identity theft regulation.

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  • Targeting Proves Its Worth

    Posted: Sep 13, 2021 10:45am ET

    Unfortunately, some state and federal legislators and regulators are trying to impose far broader privacy restrictions than those seen in the California privacy law. The recent experience of companies, government agencies, nonprofits and others responding to COVID-19 and the Delta variant threat provides a powerful case study on why such overly sweeping restrictions would be severely harmful and m ...

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  • Dents In The GDPR

    Posted: Sep 9, 2021 9:00am ET

    The British government took an unexpected but important step recently. U.K. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced plans to scrap the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements in favor of a new data protection law that protects consumer privacy but “does so in as light touch a way as possible.”

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  • New York Considers a Radical Privacy Bill

    Posted: May 24, 2021 10:30am ET

    ANA, along with the 4A’s, AAF, IAB, and NAI, recently wrote to the Chairman of the New York Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee about the New York Privacy Act, pointing out a number of concerns with the bill.

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  • 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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