Regulatory Rumblings

As Congress Faces Deadline for Tax Reform, Advertisers Must Protect Ad Deduction

Posted: May 29, 2015 10:50am ET

Earlier this year, we took note of the narrow window for tax reform in 2015 as set by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-1), who declared that either a tax rewrite can be completed by this summer or not at all.


Protecting One’s Brand and One’s Name

Posted: May 19, 2015 10:58am ET

The old adage goes, “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Well, actually, they can, as many major brand holders are increasingly learning.


New Study Ignores Major Strides Made under the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative

Posted: May 13, 2015 9:00am ET

A new report by Dale Kunkel at the University of Arizona in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine totally dismisses and blatantly ignores the multi-billions of dollars spent and the multitude of proactive steps that the food and advertising community have taken to address child obesity in the U.S.


ANA and Broad Coalition of Groups Oppose Onerous Data Breach Bill in Illinois

Posted: May 11, 2015 4:30pm ET

Today, the ANA and a broad coalition of other groups sent a letter to the Illinois House Judiciary-Civil Committee strongly opposing the extraordinarily broad Illinois data breach bill, SB 1833.


Attention Advertisers: Companies are Required to Comply with New DAA Mobile Guidance Starting September

Posted: May 7, 2015 3:30pm ET

Today, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) announced that mobile privacy enforcement, including compliance with new guidance specific to cross-app data, precise location data and personal directory data, will begin September 1, 2015. This is especially important for major advertisers who collect and use data across sites or apps for interest-based advertising.


Look Out, FCC Privacy Regulation is on the Way

Posted: May 1, 2015 10:00am ET

On Tuesday, the FCC held a workshop to explore its role in protecting the privacy of consumers who use broadband internet access service.


Data Breach Bill in Illinois Threatens to Set a Dangerous Precedent

Posted: Apr 23, 2015 12:00am ET

Yesterday, a very troubling data breach bill was passed out of the Illinois State Senate and advanced to the House chamber.


Update: New TLD “.sucks” Creates Further Uproar

Posted: Apr 20, 2015 10:55am ET

In our previous post last month on this hot issue, we urged ANA members to protest this new money-making scheme by ICANN which creates price gouging of brand owners and at the same time price subsidies for so-called protest sites. A new wrinkle in this debate has created additional furor, namely, ICANN would receive up to an additional $1 million for granting the registry agreement to the current ...


Tax Day and the Threat to Advertising

Posted: Apr 15, 2015 12:00am ET

In an apparent symbolic gesture, the Senate Finance Committee chose April 15 as the day for the business community and other groups to provide their comments in regard to tax reform.


Important Changes at the FCC Bring New Challenges for Advertisers

Posted: Apr 6, 2015 9:15am ET

At last week’s Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference, dozens of knowledgeable and informative speakers addressed a variety of important legal, legislative, and regulatory topics for advertisers.