BBB National Programs Insights

  • What You Should Know about the Direct Selling Industry

    During this year’s National Consumer Protection Week – a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money -- BBB National Programs is sharing information about our programs and services to promote a better understanding of consumer protection in the direct selling industry.
    Feb 28
  • The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council

    In 2019, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) and BBB National Programs, Inc. announced the creation of a new, third-party, self-regulatory organization called the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC).
    Feb 28
  • COPPA for App Developers

    Are you an app publisher looking to make it big with that addictive new game you’ve come up with? Does your imagination spawn brilliant, colorful worlds that are the perfect setting for that mobile app game? Are you looking at ways to monetize your new app with different types of third-party data collection, including interest-based advertising?
    Jan 28
  • Top 5 Takeaways from the CCPA Hearings

    In December, BBB National Programs staff attended the Attorney General hearings on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
    Jan 23
  • CCPA is Here: How to Update Your Privacy Policy

    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020. If your business is covered under CCPA, you may need to update your public privacy policy. In this post, we focus on the main changes that most businesses can expect to make to their privacy policies in order to align them with the requirements of CCPA.*
    Jan 21
  • What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

    Most Americans are unsure about how their personal data is collected, used, and shared (collectively, processed) by companies, and desire government-mandated protections to ensure they are not harmed by this activity.
    Jan 14
  • Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, Unless You Are Collecting It for Age-Screening Purposes

    Many of today’s tech-savvy children know that you must be at least 13 years old to use certain websites or mobile apps. This begs the question, is there a point to online age screening at all?
    Jan 14
  • Location Data and Privacy

    In today’s digital world, we carry around networked supercomputers that would make the machines that launched a rocket to the moon look laughable.
    Jan 14
  • How to Protect Children’s Privacy Beyond Parental Controls

    Children’s privacy is a hot topic in the media these days. It may seem like a new concern but we at the BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) have been keeping an eye on it since the beginning.
    Jan 14
  • FTC Stats On NAD Referrals

    Brands have been challenging the truthfulness of competing advertising campaigns for nearly 50 years at the Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division, a voluntary self-regulatory system put in place by the advertising industry to increase consumer trust in advertising.
    Aug 2