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National Advertising Review Board Finds Glad ForceFlex MaxStrength Trash Bag “25% More Durable” Claims on Packaging Not Misleading

New York, NY – May 23, 2024 – A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) determined that The Glad Products Company’s “25% more durable” claim for Glad ForceFlex MaxStrength bags, as it appears on the packaging of 45- 34- and 20-bag sizes, is not misleading.

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Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Recommends Healy World Discontinue Health-Related and Earnings Claims in Compliance Inquiry

McLean, VA – May 21, 2024 – The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) has recommended that Healy World, a direct selling company that markets consumer health and wellness products, discontinue certain health-related product performance claims made on social media by its salesforce members.  

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National Advertising Division Refers Problem Pregnancy Center to the MA Attorney General and Social Platforms for Review

New York, NY – May 16, 2024 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) referred advertising claims made by Problem Pregnancy, a crisis pregnancy center, to the Massachusetts Attorney General and social media platforms after the company failed to respond to NAD's inquiry.

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National Advertising Division Finds Certain Compostability Claims for HoldOn Bags Supported; Recommends Others be Modified or Discontinued

New York, NY – May 16, 2024 – The National Advertising Division determined that HoldOn Bags has a reasonable basis to claim that its trash bags break down in compost environments, but recommended other claims be discontinued. 

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Press Release

Companies Agree to Expand School Coverage under the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative Core Principles

McLean, VA – May 2, 2024 – Twenty-one of the nation’s leading food, beverage, and quick serve restaurant companies have agreed to strengthen their voluntary commitments for responsible food advertising to children under the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) Core Principles.

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Press Release

BBB National Programs Issues Compliance Warning for Use of AI in Child-Directed Advertising and Data Collection

McLean, VA – May 1, 2024 – BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) today issued a new compliance warning on the application of CARU’s Advertising and Privacy Guidelines to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), putting advertisers, brands, endorsers, developers, toy manufacturers, and others on...

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BBB National Programs Applauds Today’s Launch of the Global CBPR Forum, Strengthening Commitments to International Data Privacy

McLean, VA – April 30, 2024 – BBB National Programs applauds the work of the Global CBPR Forum members, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, to launch the Global Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) certification systems, a key development in...

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Press Release

Receivables Management Association International and BBB National Programs Announce New Accountability Service to Enhance the Receivables Management Certification Program

McLean, VA – February 6, 2024 – The Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) and BBB National Programs announced today that, effective March 1, 2024, BBB National Programs will independently administer the Remediation Committee for RMAI’s Receivables...

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Blog

CARU in the 90s and 00s: Privacy & the Internet

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) Privacy Guidelines helped form the foundation of COPPA. The arrival of Y2K brought with it an accelerated pivot from traditional advertising to online advertising and experiences, and new challenges in privacy compliance. Read about CARU's notable cases in children’s data privacy.
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Why Trust is Essential to Success in Business

Trust cannot be imposed by the government, nor can it be proclaimed by a single company operating in a vast marketplace, and that has been true for decades. The building blocks of trust must come not just from businesses themselves but ideally from the industries of which they are a part.
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Renewal Season: 5 Tips to Ensure a Smooth Data Privacy Framework Process

U.S. companies in the Data Privacy Framework Program (DPF) program recertify each year with the Department of Commerce to assess and account for how they handle and process personal data that originates in the EU, U.K., and/or Switzerland. Here are 5 tips for making it a smooth process.
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The Evolution of CARU: Laying the Foundation in the 70s and 80s

For the last 50 years, companies marketing to children have held each other to a high ethical standard. The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) was established in 1974 as the U.S. mechanism of independent self-regulation for protecting children from deceptive or inappropriate advertising. Spanning decades, CARU’s early cases reflect the evolution of the children’s advertising and marketing space.
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Podcast

Cross Border Privacy Rules Goes Global: A Deep Dive on CBPRs

Privacy professionals are faced with what seems like a never-ending, sometimes overwhelming stream of new privacy laws and regulations, both here in the U.S. and abroad. In this episode of Priv, host Dona Fraser is joined by Victoria Akosile, Deputy Director of BBB National Programs Privacy Initiatives to take you from APEC to global CBPRs, explaining all of the acronyms in...

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Podcast

The Evolution of Advertising in the Children’s Space

In 1974 the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) was established to protect children under age 13 from deceptive or inappropriate advertising. Over the years, CARU expanded to address new media platforms, new advertising techniques, and to ensure that children’s data is collected and handled responsibly online. Join us to discuss how advertising has changed, identify CARU’s...

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Ad Watchers: Revisiting Consumer Reviews: Incentivized, Inflated, or Authentic?

In this episode of Ad Watchers, our hosts address an issue that is on the FTC’s radar this year: the power of consumer reviews in influencing consumer purchasing decisions, including recent NAD cases reflecting updates to the FTC’s Endorsement Guides as well as the good, the bad, and the gray in advertising using consumer reviews.

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Consumer Privacy in Telehealth: An Interview with the ATA

In this episode of Priv, Dona Fraser is joined by Kyle Zebley from the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to get a check-up on consumer health data privacy in the telehealth industry. From HIPAA to the pandemic to Dobbs to a hodge podge of new state-level privacy laws, Dona and Kyle discuss the companies navigating this complex terrain, how the world of telehealth has changed,...

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