Regulatory Rumblings

What the Election Means for Marketers

Posted: Nov 7, 2018 4:30pm ET

The midterm Congressional elections generated enough political heat and hot air to threaten to accelerate global warming.

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NTIA Should Consider New Privacy Paradigm

Posted: Nov 6, 2018 3:30pm ET

ANA has urged the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to consider a new privacy paradigm to be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as a single national standard for the reasonable collection and use of consumer data.

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ANA Files Comment Opposing Changes to Marketing Mail Content Proposed by U.S. Postal Service

Posted: Oct 22, 2018 12:00pm ET

On Monday the Association of National Advertisers distributed a press release regarding it’s filing of comments in opposition to proposed changes to marketing mail content proposed by the U.S. Postal Service.

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Prescription Drug Ad Proposal Threatens to Violate the First Amendment

Posted: Oct 19, 2018 11:50am ET

We are now once again facing a major mandatory advertising disclosure proposal, this time from the federal government.

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Important Commercial Speech Case

Posted: Oct 16, 2018 9:00am ET

We were concerned to learn today that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from the Sherwin-Williams Company and others regarding a key case on advertising and nuisance law.

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Privacy Hearings Raise More Questions Than Answers

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 12:00am ET

On October 10th the Senate Commerce Committee convened the second in a series of hearings entitled “Consumer Data Privacy: Examining Lessons From the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.”

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Senate Commerce Committee Holds Groundbreaking Consumer Data Privacy Hearing

Posted: Oct 4, 2018 12:00am ET

On September 26th, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation launched the first in a series of hearings on consumer privacy and data security.

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Senate Commerce Committee Should Consider the Benefits of Data and Advertising

Posted: Sep 25, 2018 12:47pm ET

The Senate Commerce Committee will hold an important hearing tomorrow entitled “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy.”

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The Mandatory Ad Disclosure Muddle

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 1:00pm ET

A storm cloud on the horizon for our industry involves the question of when the government may compel marketers to add warnings or make other disclosures in their ads. The issue is significant because it will determine what types of ad disclosures the federal government and the nation’s 30,000- plus local governments may require from marketers.

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Fixing the California Privacy Law Will Require a Serious, Long Term Effort

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 2:55pm ET

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was rushed through the legislature in just one week in June and was trumpeted by its sponsors as a huge win for consumers. In fact, we believe the sweeping new law will be bad for privacy, bad for consumers and bad for businesses.

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