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Privacy, Advocacy, and Self-Regulation

The industry is strengthened by a robust self-regulatory system and strong advocacy/government relations programs, like the ANA's, that mitigate competitive claims, steward responsible children's advertising, and help ensure the marketing industry is advanced, promoted, and protected against encumbering legislation.

Our ANA Center for Ethical Marketing offers a robust data accountability tool kit to ensure your marketing plans follow purposeful accountability standards and best practices while also boosting your brand reputation.

The Challenge

Numerous state and federal policies, as well as industry self-regulations, exist to protect the data privacy and security of consumers, but as concern and the amount of personal data available for collection and misuse grow, so does the need for a more standardized regulation.

The ANA’s Response

We are a founding member of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) self-regulatory program and, through the Privacy for America coalition, we are working for strong, pre-emptive federal privacy legislation that does not unduly complicate the national marketplace.

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ANA Ethics Code of Marketing Best Practices

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The ANA Ethic Code of Best Marketing Practices is a framework of high-level principles, guidelines, resources and examples of ethical marketing and advertising best practices applicable to all entities engaged in marketing, advertising, and fundraising.

Podcast Clips

Lack of Data Rights Should Scare Consumers and Brands Alike

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Author and data privacy expert Arun Kumar explains why marketers and regulators must prioritize consumer rights when it comes to personal data and shares an example of what these rights might look like.

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Cosmetics and Personal Care: False Advertising Litigation Trends

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