Regulatory Rumblings

Utah Abandons Effort to Tax Advertising

Posted: Mar 8, 2019 12:30pm ET

Governor Gary Herbert and Utah legislative leaders abandoned their efforts to pass a sweeping new tax on services, including advertising, by sending House Bill 441 to an interim study committee yesterday, effectively killing the proposal for this legislative session.


ANA Opposes Ad Tax Proposal in Utah Legislature

Posted: Mar 5, 2019 11:30am ET

ANA has contacted Governor Gary Herbert and the entire membership of the Utah Legislature to express our strong opposition to any tax on advertising.


The CCPA — Making Things Worse

Posted: Mar 4, 2019 11:20am ET

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) is falsely labeled.


First CA Assembly Hearing on CCPA

Posted: Feb 21, 2019 10:55am ET

Yesterday the California General Assembly held its first major hearing on the California Consumer Privacy Act.


California Consumers Express Concerns About the California Consumer Privacy Act

Posted: Feb 5, 2019 10:30am ET

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA), in partnership with other key industry leaders, are calling on California policymakers to revise the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to address unintended consequences that threaten the free flow of information critical to the infrastructure of our nation’s data-driven economy.


ANA Opposes Unconstitutional Ad Tax in Washington State

Posted: Jan 31, 2019 1:30pm ET

ANA is filing a letter opposing Senate Bill 5659 in Washington State.


Washington State Privacy Bill Threatens Further Balkanized Regulation

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 12:20pm ET

A “GDPR-style” online privacy bill has been introduced in the Washington Legislature.


Citizenship Question Under Increased Fire

Posted: Jan 18, 2019 11:45am ET

ANA has been an outspoken critic of the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 census due to the negative impact it would have on advertising.


CBO Delivers Holiday Gift to Marketing Community (NOT!)

Posted: Dec 19, 2018 9:00am ET

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just delivered a lump of coal to the marketing community in the form of its latest version of “Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028.”


The FTC Should Support a New Privacy Paradigm

Posted: Dec 18, 2018 10:15am ET

ANA has urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to advocate for the passage of federal privacy legislation, preemptive of state laws, that creates a single national standard for the reasonable collection and use of consumer data, to be enforced by the Commission.