BBB National Programs Press Releases
8/30/2022 - FTC Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya to Keynote NAD 2022, Annual Conference of BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division
New York, NY – August 30, 2022 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) will host the NAD 2022 Annual Conference next month in Washington, D.C., on Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20. NAD 2022 will be an in-person event for the first time since 2019, drawing speakers from across the advertising law ecosystem, including, from the Federal Trade Commission, keynote speaker Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya in one of his first public appearances since being confirmed.
8/23/2022 - Children’s Advertising Review Unit Issues Compliance Warning for Child-Directed Advertising in the Metaverse
McLean, VA – August 23, 2022 – BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) today issued a new compliance warning regarding the application of CARU’s Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Children’s Advertising to advertising practices directed to children in the metaverse. This warning puts advertisers on notice that CARU’s Advertising Guidelines apply to advertising in the metaverse and that CARU will strictly enforce its Guidelines against metaverse advertising.
7/05/2022 - BBB National Programs Welcomes Eight Distinguished National Partner Companies in First Half of 2022
McLean, VA – July 5, 2022 – BBB National Programs today announced the eight major corporations and leading law firms that joined as National Partners from January 2022 through June 2022. BBB National Programs is an independent, non-profit organization that oversees more than a dozen national industry self-regulation, accountability, and dispute resolution programs that create a fairer playing field for businesses and a better experience for consumers.
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.