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NAD Recommends Cover Three Discontinue Claims that Brain Defense Dietary Supplement has a Positive Impact on Traumatic Brain Injuries

New York, NY – September 29, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs recommended that Cover Three discontinue certain claims for its Brain Defense dietary supplement, including that it has a positive impact on traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

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NAD Finds Certain Madame Ovary Dietary Supplement Claims Supported

New York, NY – September 24, 2020 NAD determined that Goop, Inc. supported qualified claims relating to the ability of certain ingredients in its Madame Ovary dietary supplement to provide nutritional support for physical and emotional symptoms of women who are approaching, in, or just past menopause, but recommended modifications to a claim about the...

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NAD Refers Mask, LLC to FTC After Company Declines to Comply with Recommendations for Spotless Blemishes & Oily Skin Soothing CBD Sheet Mask

New York, NY – September 24, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs has referred advertising claims made by Mask, LLC to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for review after the company declined to comply with NAD’s recommendations to discontinue the...
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NAD Finds Television Commercial for KIND Bars Not Falsely Disparaging; Recommends Other Modifications

New York, NY – September 23, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs determined that Kind, LLC (KIND) provided a reasonable basis for the depiction of the two products in the challenged television commercial for KIND Snack Bars and that the depiction was not falsely denigrating. However, NAD...
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Media Advisory: Media Visionary Tom Rogers, Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Jeffrey A. Rosen, and FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson to Keynote NAD 2020 Annual Conference

New York, NY – September 9, 2020 – On the eve of its 50th anniversary, the National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs will host the NAD 2020 Annual Conference, which this year will be a virtual event over the course of three days –...
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BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division Launches NAD Complex Track, a Custom Challenge Process for Complex Advertising Claims

 The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs today launched its NAD Complex Track advertising challenge process, a new customized option to...
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Dona Fraser Named Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives, BBB National Programs; Josh Harris Joins Her Team as Director, Global Privacy Initiatives

BBB National Programs, the independent non-profit organization that oversees more than a dozen industry self-regulation programs, today announced that Dona Fraser has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives. The announcement was made by Eric D....
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Digital Advertising Accountability Program’s New Political Ads Report Finds Some Campaigns Fall Short of Transparency Best Practices

Amid widespread news stories that Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November, BBB National Programs’ Digital Advertising Accountability Program (DAAP) today issued a report detailing...
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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