Regulatory Rumblings

Key Word Blocking, Ad Blocking and COVID-19

Posted: May 21, 2020 9:39am ET

Recently, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-28) sent a letter to ANA and several other advertising-oriented associations raising concerns about the placement of advertising in light of the coronavirus pandemic.


California’s Privacy Patchwork Demonstrates the Challenges of Multiple Laws

Posted: May 11, 2020 11:45am ET

The potential disruptive impact of multiple state privacy laws creating a patchwork quilt of inconsistent or conflicting restrictions has been spotlighted for some time.


Black Swans, The Coronavirus, and Digital Advertising

Posted: Apr 23, 2020 9:30am ET

The coronavirus pandemic is that extraordinary Black Swan event everyone fears, yet for which no one can be fully prepared.


ANA Calls on Michigan Governor to Rescind Advertising Restrictions

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 2:50pm ET

Today, the ANA called on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to rescind a misguided executive order which imposed a ban on “the advertising or promotion of goods that are not groceries, medical supplies, or items that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and basic operation of residences,” and on ads for certain rental properties.


California Office of Administrative Law Review Could Impact CCPA Regulations’ Effective Date

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 9:00am ET

Despite the extraordinary almost unprecedented challenges facing our nation and the world due to the dire public health and economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Attorney General (AG) continues to indicate that there will be no delay by his office in the enforcement of the CCPA regulations.


New Executive Order Significantly Impacts CCPA Rulemaking

Posted: Apr 6, 2020 2:30pm ET

Last week California Governor Gavin Newsom took an important step to respond to the major disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic on government and business entities.


ANA and 65 Others Ask for CCPA Extension

Posted: Mar 20, 2020 4:00pm ET

Today, the ANA and 65 other major California and national associations sent an amended letter to the Attorney General of California and the Governor of California urging a delay in CCPA enforcement until January 2, 2021.


ANA Calls for Veto of Maryland Digital Ad Tax Bill

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 3:30am ET

Today, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) called on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to veto the digital ad tax just passed by the Maryland Legislature. This


Maryland Legislature Passes First In The Nation Digital Ad Tax – ANA Calls for Veto

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 3:00pm ET

Today, the Maryland Legislature passed the first digital ad tax bill ever put forward by any state in the nation. The bill, HB 732, violates federal statutes, is highly likely to be unconstitutional, and is extremely counterproductive.


ANA and Others Ask for CCPA Enforcement Extension

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 12:30pm ET

ANA, along with more than 30 major California and national trade associations, have called on the California Attorney General to provide a brief delay in enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).