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The Perfect Storm for Privacy and Adtech: How the End of the Cookie Era Will Reshape the Digital Marketplace

Jan 27, 2021

Many privacy professionals see the depletion of third-party cookies, paired with several technological, political, and cultural factors, as the perfect storm for privacy and adtech – one that will bring about fundamental changes to the advertising industry and the broader digital marketplace. In this episode, Colin O'Malley, Founder of the Lucid Privacy Group, Christy Harris, Director of Technology & Privacy Research at the Future of Privacy Forum, and Ayaz Minhas, former Data Privacy Manager for BBB National Programs, discuss the challenges and opportunities this ‘perfect storm’ is creating.

The Perfect Storm for Privacy and Adtech: How the End of the Cookie Era Will Reshape the Digital Marketplace

Jan 27, 2021

Many privacy professionals see the depletion of third-party cookies, paired with several technological, political, and cultural factors, as the perfect storm for privacy and adtech – one that will bring about fundamental changes to the advertising industry and the broader digital marketplace. In this episode, Colin O'Malley, Founder of the Lucid Privacy Group, Christy Harris, Director of Technology & Privacy Research at the Future of Privacy Forum, and Ayaz Minhas, former Data Privacy Manager for BBB National Programs, discuss the challenges and opportunities this ‘perfect storm’ is creating.

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Behind the seal: What does it mean to be a CARU Safe Harbor company?

When the Children’s Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) passed in 1998, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began to approve industry groups to administer an independent, self-regulatory program that implements protections for children as outlined in the COPPA Rule. The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) was the first such group in the U.S. to receive FTC approval. Learn more about what's behind the CARU Safe Harbor seal.
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Protecting Consumers Against False Advertising: Lessons from the National Advertising Division

During this year’s National Consumer Protection Week it's worth taking a closer look at how advertising fits into the consumer protection puzzle. Consumer protection is core to our mission at the National Advertising Division (NAD) and critical to a robust and competitive marketplace. When faced with false or misleading claims, companies have a variety of options, including filing an NAD challenge. Here we outline seven distinct advantages of filing an NAD challenge.
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Harmful Stereotyping in Advertising Must Not Be a “Forever Problem”

Though the annual celebration of Black History Month is drawing to a close, the plethora of issues raised by the study of Black history must always remain top of mind. For those of us who work in truth in advertising at BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division (NAD), we are paying very close attention to the issues of diversity and stereotyping, as presented in various forms of advertising. Developing a mechanism to addressing representation in advertisements would not be simple, but the time is now to start the conversation. Harmful stereotypes in advertising must not be a forever problem.
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5 Tips for Truthful and Transparent Influencer Marketing and Product Reviews

BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division is dedicated to truth-in-advertising. To help you ensure that influencer marketing and the use of product reviews in your advertising is both transparent and truthful, we offer the following five tips.
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The Perfect Storm for Privacy and Adtech: How the End of the Cookie Era Will Reshape the Digital Marketplace

Jan 27, 2021

Many privacy professionals see the depletion of third-party cookies, paired with several technological, political, and cultural factors, as the perfect storm for privacy and adtech – one that will bring about fundamental changes to the advertising industry and the broader digital marketplace. In this episode, Colin O'Malley, Founder of the Lucid Privacy Group, Christy Harris, Director of Technology & Privacy Research at the Future of Privacy Forum, and Ayaz Minhas, former Data Privacy Manager for BBB National Programs, discuss the challenges and opportunities this ‘perfect storm’ is creating.

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