Regulatory Rumblings

  • "It Is Better To Be The Hammer Than The Anvil"

    Posted: Aug 19, 2019 10:25am ET

    Various governments here and abroad are enforcing highly restrictive new privacy laws and putting forward a broad array of privacy proposals.

  • "Seller" Beware!!!

    Posted: Aug 8, 2019 12:00am ET

    In my last posting, I discussed the extraordinarily broad coverage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

  • Happy New Year?

    Posted: Aug 1, 2019 2:30am ET

    Californians celebrate the transition from one year to the next in unique and fun ways.

  • ANA Joins Opposition to HHS Prescription Drug Price Disclosure Rule

    Posted: Jun 14, 2019 3:45pm ET

    ANA has joined with Merck, Eli Lilly, and Amgen to bring a lawsuit to enjoin a HHS rule concerning prescription drugs that would otherwise blow significant holes in advertisers First Amendment protections.

  • Happy Birthday GDPR

    Posted: May 21, 2019 10:15am ET

    This week marks the first anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). When it was launched on May 25, 2018 the GDPR was clearly the most significant privacy experiment to that point in history.

  • ANA Strongly Opposes New HHS Ad Disclosure Rule

    Posted: May 9, 2019 11:40am ET

    Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a new rule which would require “direct-to-consumer television advertisements for prescription pharmaceuticals covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price … if that price is equal to or greater than $35.” ANA strongly opposes this government requirement which is highly likely to be unconstitutional.

  • Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Advocate for Meaningful Federal Privacy Protections

    Posted: May 8, 2019 11:40am ET

    The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has been a strong advocate calling for Congress to pass broad national data privacy legislation. All Americans, regardless of where they live, deserve the same high level of data privacy protections.

  • Ad Associations Send Detailed Letter to Texas House on HB 4390

    Posted: Apr 10, 2019 9:45am ET

    Yesterday the Association of National Advertisers filed a joint letter with other leading ad trade associations in opposition to Texas HB 4390.

  • ANA Government Relations and Legal Podcast: Cassidy Sehgal, L'Oréal USA

    Posted: Apr 3, 2019 12:00am ET

    The second ANA Government Relations and Legal Podcast features Cassidy Sehgal, Data Protection Officer and Associate Counsel at L'Oréal USA talking to host Doug Wood about the privacy issues confronting the industry, challenges in measurement and viewability, as well as her experience as an in-house counsel at a major advertiser.

  • 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.