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Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Refers Perfectly Posh Earnings Claims to the FTC and Utah Attorney General for Possible Enforcement Action

McLean, VA – January 26, 2023 – The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) of BBB National Programs has referred direct selling company Perfectly Posh, LLC. to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Utah Attorney General for possible enforcement action. The referral comes after a lack of...
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National Advertising Division Finds Certain Claims for T-Mobile Home Internet Supported; T-Mobile Appeals Determination That Certain Claims Were Unsupported

New York, NY – January 23, 2023 – In a challenge brought by Comcast, the National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that T-Mobile’s advertising provided a reasonable basis for its price lock claim and concluded that other challenged claims did not convey false or misleading...

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National Advertising Division Recommends Cox Discontinue Implied Superior Reliability Claim for Cox Internet

New York, NY – January 19, 2023 – Acting on a challenge by AT&T Services, Inc., the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Cox Communications, Inc. discontinue advertising that conveys the implied message that internet from competing services is glitchy and unreliable, but Cox Internet is not.

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National Advertising Division Finds Novartis Breast Cancer Drug Claim Supported in Physician-Directed Messaging, But Not in Ads to Consumers

New York, NY – January 19, 2023 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined Novartis Pharmaceutical provided a reasonable basis for the claim that its Kisqali breast cancer treatment drug is “The only CDK4/6 inhibitor with statistically significant overall survival proven across 3 phase...

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BBB National Programs Announces 91 Distinguished Panel Pool Members for 2023 National Advertising Review Board

McLean, VA – January 10, 2023 – BBB National Programs today announced the 91 panel pool members of the 2023 National Advertising Review Board, the appellate body for the U.S. advertising industry’s system of self-regulation, selected for their stature and experience in their fields.

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BBB National Programs Names Michelle R. Harris as Vice President, National Partners and Business Development

McLean, VA – January 4, 2023 – BBB National Programs today announced that Michelle R. Harris has been named Vice President, National Partners and Business Development, BBB National Programs. 

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BBB National Programs Board of Directors Elects Verizon’s David Hubbard as Board Chair and Re-Elects Three Board Members

McLean, VA – December 19, 2022 – The Board of Directors of BBB National Programs today announced a new Board Chair and the re-election of three other members for the 2022-2025 term. David Hubbard, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Verizon steps into the role of Board Chair.  

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Walmart Joins BBB National Programs’ CARU COPPA Safe Harbor Program for Roblox Product

McLean, VA – December 12, 2022 – Walmart joins BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) COPPA Safe Harbor Program to ensure that its new immersive Roblox experience complies with the stringent requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and CARU’s Self-Regulatory Guidelines.

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AI And Machine Learning In The Workplace: Preparing For 2023

In recent years, government scrutiny over the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the recruiting and hiring process has risen. A better understanding of these actions can help business leaders reduce their risk of legal liability and better understand how to use AI and machine learning responsibly in their organizations.
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CFBAI and CCAI Published the 2021 Annual Report on Participant Compliance and Program Progress

BBB National Programs has released the CFBAI and CCAI 2021 Annual Report, which provides details on the significant events of 2021 and an evaluation of participants’ compliance, which was excellent.
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Shifting Global Privacy Demands For Business: What Leaders Need To Know

As businesses continue to develop new and innovative technologies, they are also collecting more data from consumers. While we await for additional guidance on the future of Privacy Shield, business and nonprofit leaders can take some lessons from Schrems I to help them prepare for what is to come.
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Two Peas in a Privacy Pod: Global CBPR and the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

One of the unique benefits of the Global CBPR System is the substantial overlap with the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF). The nearly 78% alignment in key requirement areas means that certifying through one system will help an organization comply with requirements of the other, saving time, money, and valuable resources while pursuing both certifications.
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Ad Watchers: How Can You Ensure Your DEI Efforts Are Authentic?

As the expectation for representation has continued to rise, advertisers are turning to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) efforts to ensure everyone feels seen. NAD recognizes the significance of authenticity in these diverse depictions and will be enforcing new standards to hold companies accountable when they endorse harmful...

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Flo on Priv: Data Privacy Challenges in Women’s Health Apps

When we count steps with fitness trackers, log weight and diet information into apps, and share personal health information on platforms not covered by HIPAA, how is that information we input collected,...

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The Future of EU-U.S. Data Transfers

On October 7, the negotiations between the U.S. and European Commission regarding the future of the data privacy frameworks behind the Privacy Shield program were completed with the release of a Presidential Executive...

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Ad Watchers: Where is the Line Between Ethical Design and Dark Patterns?

Think about the times you felt tricked or frustrated by a membership or subscription that had a seamless signup process but was later difficult to cancel. Something that should be simple and transparent can be complicated, intentionally or unintentionally, in ways that impair consumer choice. These are examples of dark patterns. Unfortunately,...

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