BBB National Programs Blog

  • CARU's Tips for Parents: Safe and Efficient Holiday Shopping

    2020 has been a year unlike any other. In a time of great uncertainty, facing the holidays can feel be daunting. When it comes to holiday shopping, it is safe to say that many of us will be primarily shopping online this year. To help ensure your online holiday shopping experience is safe and efficient this holiday season, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) team has put together some tips and red flags to consider when making those all-important gift selections.
    Nov 24
  • After Seven Months, the Verdict is in: Fast-Track SWIFT is Fast and Fair

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) Fast-Track SWIFT advertising challenge process launched seven months ago as a faster way to resolve single-issue cases. The process has kept its promise of fast and fair decisions. This blog covers lessons learned and best practices gathered by the NAD team since the launch of SWIFT.
    Nov 19
  • Monetization: The Privacy Risks and Rewards of In-App Purchases and IBA

    Every day, teens download apps for free on the Google Play and Apple App Stores and, in doing so, participate in a hidden advertising ecosystem that collects data from them. In-app purchase options and behavioral advertising further complicate things. Though these monetization models have caused the mobile app economy to flourish, they sometimes come at the cost of user privacy.
    Nov 5
  • Risky Business: A New Study Assessing Teen Privacy in Mobile Apps

    Teen privacy is more at risk online than ever. The TeenAge Privacy Program (TAPP) new whitepaper, Risky Business: The Current State of Teen Privacy in the Android App Marketplace, examines how teens put themselves at risk when they engage with mobile apps.
    Oct 29
  • NAD 2020: A Virtually Stellar Advertising Law Conference

    This year the National Advertising Division (NAD) Annual Conference, NAD 2020, welcomed marketing and advertising law experts to a virtual event that featured high-caliber keynote speakers, cutting-edge panels on advertising law, and key topics such as COVID-19 fraud, diversity and bias in advertising law, and the controversial role of social media. Here are some takeaways from the event that we found worthy of a call-out.
    Oct 15
  • Defining 'Child-Directed' and Addressing New Technology: Discussing COPPA Updates at CARU 2020

    On September 22, the 2020 CARU Conference kicked off the Fall Series with a keynote from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC)'s Peder Magee, and Phyllis Marcus, a Partner at Huton Andrews Kurth and one of the original authors of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
    Sep 23
  • What Parents Need to Know About Mobile App and Device Permissions

    If there is one thing most parents know, it’s that Kids. Love. Apps. But how do you determine what apps are "safe" for your child to download? If you want to evaluate an app to determine how safe your child’s data will be if they use it, let's start by understanding the permissions the app asks for.
    Sep 17
  • Schrems II: What Do Privacy Shield Businesses Need to Know?

    The July 16 decision from the CJEU, known as Schrems II, addressed two mechanisms for transferring EU individuals’ personal data outside the EU. As the situation continues to develop, and before making changes to their practices around international data transfers, businesses should pause to review their data flows, contracts, and substantive commitments, and their current chain of compliance and accountability for data received from the EU.
    Sep 15
  • CARU’s Summer Series Wrap-Up: The Need-to-Know Takeaways from our Expert Speakers

    Now at the halfway point of the CARU Conference 2020, it seems like a good time to reflect on the four sessions of the Summer Series that are under our belt and the key takeaways from our expert speakers.
    Sep 3
  • Webinar: Now What? Cross-Border Data Transfers after Schrems II

    This webinar, hosted by BigID on August 12, 2020, includes an expert panel discussing the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield pact in the “Schrems II” judgement. Hear top considerations for privacy professionals as they brace themselves from the fallout of Schrems II and what the future holds for cross border data transfers.
    Sep 2