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Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Issues Tracking

ANA's Washington, DC office works to protect the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers. The scope of legislation, regulations, and court cases impacting the marketing community continues to be extremely broad, extending to issues as diverse as online privacy, prescription drug advertising, restrictions on the tax deductibility of advertising costs and the regulatory powers of the Federal Trade Commission.

The following guides are meant to assist advertisers in tracking the key public policy issues that are the most relevant to the marketing community.

Latest updates are in bold.

Privacy and Data Security (PDF) (updated 8.18.2015)

Patent Trolls (PDF) (updated 8.4.2015)

Obesity and Food Advertising (PDF) (updated 5.14.2015)

Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising (PDF) (updated 4.13.2015)

Alcohol Beverage Advertising (PDF) (updated 7.15.2015)

Tobacco Advertising (PDF) (updated 8.4.2015)

ICANN (PDF) (updated 7.7.2015)

Media Content and Child Protection (PDF) (updated 5.12.2015)

Key Pending and Recently Decided Court Cases (PDF) (updated 4.9.2015)

If you are aware of additional legislation or court cases affecting our industry that should be added to this tracking system, please contact David Buzby in ANA's Washington, DC office at dbuzby@ana.net or 202.296.2669.

Compendium of Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

ANA's Washington, DC office plays a leading role in protecting the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers. At the end of each year, we prepare a Compendium which describes our efforts on the broad range of issues we have faced. 

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Alliance for Family Entertainment

The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) is a coalition of national advertisers, supported by the ANA, which represents almost 40% of all U.S. television advertising dollars..

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ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) conduct broadcast talent negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) through the Joint Policy Committee, or JPC.

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