Category Archives: Regulations

IAB: Why Original Content Creation Is Outpacing TV Production Investment

IAB: Why Original Content Creation Is Outpacing TV Production Investment by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, October 11, 2022 Privacy implications, the creator economy, augmented reality and shopping in the metaverse are all part of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s report released Tuesday, which explains the changes the industry will experience in the next few years. Original content … Continue reading IAB: Why Original Content Creation Is Outpacing TV Production Investment

A showdown between an ad tech firm and the FTC will test the limits of U.S. privacy law

By Alex Pasternack September 08, 2022   Who gets to know where you are? The question is at the heart of a new lawsuit by the US Federal Trade Commission against a little-known Idaho-based ad tech company, Kochava, which regulators accuse of unfairly selling the timestamped location information of millions of Americans. But before government … Continue reading A showdown between an ad tech firm and the FTC will test the limits of U.S. privacy law

Self-Regulatory Group Raises Concerns Over FTC’s Privacy Initiative

Self-Regulatory Group Raises Concerns Over FTC’s Privacy Initiative by Wendy Davis  @wendyndavis, September 7, 2022 The self-regulatory organization Network Advertising Initiative is raising concerns that the Federal Trade Commission’s recent move toward regulating data collection may reflect a bias against targeted advertising. “The FTC should commit to a process that explores and documents the benefits … Continue reading Self-Regulatory Group Raises Concerns Over FTC’s Privacy Initiative

Following Mar-a-Lago raid, lawmakers want information from platforms on threats against law enforcement

Trump’s Truth Social reportedly lost two critical executives The departures came shortly after the app’s iOS launch. I. Bonifacic @igorbonifacic   Dado Ruvic / reuters Former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social may have lost its best chance at success. According to Reuters, two executives seen as critical to the platform’s success, chief technology officer Josh … Continue reading Following Mar-a-Lago raid, lawmakers want information from platforms on threats against law enforcement

Ad Industry Prepares To Fight Potential FTC Privacy Rules

Ad Industry Prepares To Fight Potential FTC Privacy Rules by Wendy Davis , Staff Writer @wendyndavis, August 11, 2022 Almost one year ago, the watchdog Accountable Tech urged the Federal Trade Commission to issue rules that could outlaw “surveillance advertising,” loosely defined as serving ads to people based on their activities across websites and apps. On … Continue reading Ad Industry Prepares To Fight Potential FTC Privacy Rules

FEC Gives Google Green Light To Let Political Campaigns Evade Gmail Spam Filters

FEC Gives Google Green Light To Let Political Campaigns Evade Gmail Spam Filters by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, August 12, 2022 A four-to-one vote by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) approved an advisory opinion on Google’s proposed pilot program for the 2022 elections that would keep campaign emails out of users’ spam folders. More than 1.5 … Continue reading FEC Gives Google Green Light To Let Political Campaigns Evade Gmail Spam Filters

New York lawmakers pass bill limiting warehouse productivity quotas

New York lawmakers pass bill limiting warehouse productivity quotas It’s now up to Governor Kathy Hochul to sign the legislation. M. Moon @mariella_moon June 4th, 2022 Michael M. Santiago via Getty Images The New York State Assembly has passed a bill that aims to limit productivity quotas in warehouses shortly after it was approved by … Continue reading New York lawmakers pass bill limiting warehouse productivity quotas

IAB Tech Lab Updates Ads.txt To Help Buyers Determine Owner, Manager Of Inventory

IAB Tech Lab Updates Ads.txt To Help Buyers Determine Owner, Manager Of Inventory by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, April 13, 2022 Digital advertising standards body IAB Tech Lab announced an update Wednesday to the ads.txt specification. The update, open for public comment through May 31, 2022, includes two new items for publishers. The values — ownerdomain … Continue reading IAB Tech Lab Updates Ads.txt To Help Buyers Determine Owner, Manager Of Inventory