BBB National Programs Press Releases
6/21/2022 - BBB National Programs’ Privacy Watchdog Issues Compliance Warning Regarding Consent for Interest-Based Advertising
McLean, VA – June 21, 2022 – BBB National Programs’ data privacy watchdog, the Digital Advertising Accountability Program (DAAP), has issued a new compliance warning against the practice of inferring consent from a consumer’s passive use of a product or service following a notice of interest-based advertising (IBA).
5/17/2022 - Justin Connor Named Executive Director for The Center for Industry Self-Regulation, a Foundation Created by BBB National Programs
McLean, VA – May 17, 2022 – Recognizing a timely opportunity to promote and grow the next generation of independent industry self-regulation programs, The Center for Industry Self-Regulation today named Justin Connor as its inaugural Executive Director. The announcement was made by Eric D. Reicin, President and CEO, BBB National Programs, the non-profit organization that is the leading operator of industry self-regulation programs in the U.S.
5/03/2022 - Companies Agree to Expand Age Coverage under Children’s Food & Beverage Advertising Initiative Core PrinciplesThe nation’s 20 leading food, beverage, and quick serve restaurant companies have agreed to strengthen their voluntary commitments for responsible food advertising to children under the BBB National Programs Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) 6th Edition Core Principles.
4/28/2022 - Hostess Brands Joins the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative Pledge Program
The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) welcomes Hostess Brands as the newest participant in BBB National Programs’ food advertising pledge program. Hostess has agreed to advertise only foods that meet CFBAI’s Uniform Nutrition Criteria in advertising primarily directed to children under age 13. Hostess’ CFBAI pledge is effective as of May 1, 2022.
4/26/2022 - Media Advisory: Sesame Workshop’s Michael Preston and U.S. Representative Kathy Castor to Keynote CARU 2022 Annual Conference
McLean, VA – April 26, 2022 – The Children’s Advertising Review Unit of BBB National Programs will host the virtual CARU 2022 Annual Conference May 10-11, 2022, featuring keynote speakers who will address how to create a better digital world for children and what the U.S. policy landscape looks like for the year ahead.
4/21/2022 - BBB National Programs’ Statement on the Establishment of a Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum
McLean, VA – April 21, 2022 – Josh Harris, Director, Global Privacy Initiatives, BBB National Programs applauded the establishment of a Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum, as announced today in a statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.
3/25/2022 - BBB National Programs’ Statement on EU-U.S. Agreement in Principle on New Framework for Transatlantic Data Flows
McLean, VA – March 25, 2022 – Dona Fraser, BBB National Programs’ Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives, applauded the agreement in principle to enhance the Privacy Shield Framework resulting from negotiations between the United States and European Commission. Fraser issued the following statement.
2/08/2022 - BBB National Programs’ Privacy Watchdog Issues Compliance Warning for “Fingerprinting” Cross-App Data Collection Practices
McLean, VA – February 8, 2022 – BBB National Programs’ data privacy watchdog, the Digital Advertising Accountability Program (DAAP), has issued a new compliance warning targeting “fingerprinting” of users or devices in connection with the collection or use of cross-app data. DAAP monitors online and mobile advertising, enforcing industry self-regulation principles for data privacy and holding companies accountable to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles, a set of industry best practices for online and mobile interest-based advertising (IBA).
1/11/2022 - BBB National Programs Announces 85 Distinguished Panel Pool Members for National Advertising Review Board and New Vice Chair
McLean, VA – January 11, 2022 – BBB National Programs today announced the 85 panel pool members of the 2022 National Advertising Review Board, as well as its 2022 vice chair, Heather Hippsley, who retired in 2020 as Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where, among many senior roles over 35 years, she served as Assistant Director of the Division of Advertising Practices.
1/04/2022 - BBB National Programs Children’s Advertising Review Unit Begins Monitoring Child-Directed Content for Compliance with Revised Advertising Guidelines
McLean, VA – January 4, 2022 – BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) begins monitoring child-directed advertising under the revised CARU Advertising Guidelines, widely recognized industry standards to assure that advertising directed to children is not deceptive, unfair, or inappropriate for its intended audience. The revised guidelines were released in July 2021, and went into effect on January 1, 2022.