Regulatory Rumblings

  • BROWSER Act Privacy Bill Goes Too Far

    Posted: May 24, 2017 2:15pm ET

    Last week, Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the first major online privacy bill of the 115th Congress.

  • Undoing the Privacy Rule Mess

    Posted: May 18, 2017 3:00pm ET

    The Federal Communications Commission has begun the initial steps in reversing its Obama-era rules on net neutrality, with implications for its privacy rules for broadband providers.

  • Mandatory Disclosure Lawsuit Gains Greater Business Attention

    Posted: May 17, 2017 11:00am ET

    ANA filed a “friend of the court” brief last week emphasizing our strong opposition to the City of Berkeley, California’s mandate to force wireless producers and sellers to provide a point of sale public notice regarding radio frequency safety.

  • Explosion of Reactive Privacy Initiatives in the States

    Posted: May 16, 2017 1:00pm ET

    Since the Congress voted to invalidate the FCC’s broadband privacy rules, numerous states across the country have swooped in to attempt to reinstate these rules on a state-by-state basis. ANA and our industry partners have been active in opposing these efforts to impose these overly restrictive laws.

  • House Members Agree: Protecting Advertising Is Crucial

    Posted: May 10, 2017 4:00pm ET

    Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) have sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in support of protecting the current tax deductibility of advertising. This letter is extremely significant for the advertising community and shows wide congressional support for our industry.

  • Critical Juncture on Compelled Disclosures

    Posted: May 1, 2017 9:15am ET

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last month rendered a very important decision. This decision threatens to allow states and localities far more leeway to impose government mandated disclosures in advertising with potentially extremely adverse impacts.

  • Full House Needed at FTC

    Posted: Apr 26, 2017 3:00pm ET

    The White House is presently facing many key appointment decisions. ANA strongly believes that filling the three remaining Commissioner vacancies at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) now should be a major priority for the Administration.

  • The Sky Is Not Falling on Privacy

    Posted: Apr 6, 2017 2:30pm ET

    Consumers are right to be concerned about and demand strong protection of their privacy rights. Advertisers have long understood this highly legitimate need.

  • Congress takes First Step in Repealing FCC Privacy Rules

    Posted: Mar 23, 2017 2:00pm ET

    The U.S. Senate has taken a key first step in acting to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) onerous broadband privacy rules passed last year. Today, the Senate voted 50-48 to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure to suspend the FCC’s rules.

  • Advertisers Push for CRA to Save the Day

    Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am ET

    Yesterday, ANA and a coalition of advertising and marketing industry groups issued a statement in support of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) recently introduced Joint Resolutions disapproving of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband privacy regulations.