Category Archives: Regulations

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

FTC Urged To Crack Down On ‘Location Data’ Industry

FTC Urged To Crack Down On ‘Location Data’ Industry by Wendy Davis  @wendyndavis, April 12, 2022 Companies that participate in the collection and sale of location data often deceive consumers by using confusing language to describe their practices, burying disclosures in lengthy privacy policies, or representing that location information is “anonymous,” advocates say in a … Continue reading FTC Urged To Crack Down On ‘Location Data’ Industry

Waiting For FDA Guidelines On CBD Marketing? What You Can Do Now

Waiting For FDA Guidelines On CBD Marketing? What You Can Do Now by Kim Lawton , April 6, 2022 The Food and Drug Administration has yet to clarify marketing guidelines for CBD products, but that’s not stopping regulators from cracking down on companies that advertise carelessly. The Federal Trade Commission took sweeping action against a group … Continue reading Waiting For FDA Guidelines On CBD Marketing? What You Can Do Now

FCC Urged To Require Privacy Disclosures In Broadband ‘Nutrition Labels’

FCC Urged To Require Privacy Disclosures In Broadband ‘Nutrition Labels’ by Wendy Davis , Staff Writer @wendyndavis, March 24, 2022 The Federal Communications Commission should require broadband providers to disclose in nutrition-label format whether they draw on data about subscribers’ online activity for ad targeting, the watchdog Center for Democracy & Technology says. “Clear standardized information … Continue reading FCC Urged To Require Privacy Disclosures In Broadband ‘Nutrition Labels’

Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta Face New EU Regs: Could Alter Business Models

Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta Face New EU Regs: Could Alter Business Models by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, (March 25, 2022) The European Union passed landmark antitrust regulations late Thursday. The regulations, expected to come into force as early as October, could change the business models of large U.S. technology companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, and … Continue reading Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta Face New EU Regs: Could Alter Business Models

HomeAdvisor Made False, Misleading Claims About Quality Of Leads Sold To SMBs, FTC Says

HomeAdvisor Made False, Misleading Claims About Quality Of Leads Sold To SMBs, FTC Says by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, March 15, 2022 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against HomeAdvisor, saying that since 2014, the company overcharged small and medium- sized businesses, and misrepresented the likelihood leads at much higher rates than HomeAdvisor’s … Continue reading HomeAdvisor Made False, Misleading Claims About Quality Of Leads Sold To SMBs, FTC Says

Apple, Google, Dozens Of Other Companies Back Full-Page Ad Opposing Texas Law

Apple, Google, Dozens Of Other Companies Back Full-Page Ad Opposing Texas Law by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, March 11, 2022 Apple, Google, IBM, PayPal, REI Co-Op, and Meta are among dozens of companies participating in a human rights campaign that asks Texas governor Greg Abbott to abandon legislation that criminalizes a parent for helping their … Continue reading Apple, Google, Dozens Of Other Companies Back Full-Page Ad Opposing Texas Law

FTC Puts Review Platforms On Notice For Violations

FTC Puts Review Platforms On Notice For Violations by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, February 4, 2022 Ten review management platforms have been placed on notice by the Federal Trade Communication (FTC). Letters went out to the publications, putting them on notice that “avoiding the collection or publication of negative reviews violates the FTC Act.” One letter … Continue reading FTC Puts Review Platforms On Notice For Violations

IAB Europe agrees to change Transparency and Consent Framework for EU ad industry

The ruling by Belgium’s APD for GDPR violations also included a 250,000 euro fine. Chris Wood on February 3, 2022 This week, Belgium’s data protection authority, APD, fined IAB Europe 250,000 euros for GDPR-related complaints against its standardized Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF), which is used by publishers and advertisers in the EU. The complaints, … Continue reading IAB Europe agrees to change Transparency and Consent Framework for EU ad industry