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Biden Pushes For Targeted Ad Ban, Tighter Data Privacy Rules
Law360 (paywall) I February 2023
Mary K. Engle, executive vice president of policy at BBB National Programs shares her call to action for businesses on data privacy.
BBB National Programs Plans Verification Seal For California Privacy Law
MediaPost I January 2023
Dona Fraser discusses how BBB National Programs will help businesses verify compliance with the California Privacy Rights Act.
AdExplainer: What are dark patterns?
AdExchanger I October 2022
Mary Engle and Laura Brett discuss business practices that may not be against the law, but undermine consumer choice: dark patterns.
Exploring sustainable clothing for kids heading back to school
Good Morning America I August 2022
Laura Brett helps consumers understand what to look for when shopping for sustainable clothing.
Revised Guidelines for Responsible Advertising to Children
The revised CARU Advertising Guidelines went into effect on January 1, 2022. CARU is now actively investigating cases of non-compliance.
Lindt Joins the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative Pledge Program
McLean, VA – January 17, 2023 – The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) welcomes Lindt & Sprüngli and its subsidiaries, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and Russell Stover Chocolates, as the newest participant in the food advertising pledge program.
BBB National Programs Announces 91 Distinguished Panel Pool Members for 2023 National Advertising Review Board
McLean, VA – January 10, 2023 – BBB National Programs today announced the 91 panel pool members of the 2023 National Advertising Review Board, the appellate body for the U.S. advertising industry’s system of self-regulation, selected for their stature and experience in their fields.
BBB National Programs Names Michelle R. Harris as Vice President, National Partners and Business Development
McLean, VA – January 4, 2023 – BBB National Programs today announced that Michelle R. Harris has been named Vice President, National Partners and Business Development, BBB National Programs.
BBB National Programs Board of Directors Elects Verizon’s David Hubbard as Board Chair and Re-Elects Three Board Members
McLean, VA – December 19, 2022 – The Board of Directors of BBB National Programs today announced a new Board Chair and the re-election of three other members for the 2022-2025 term. David Hubbard, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Verizon steps into the role of Board Chair.
National Advertising Division Recommends T-Mobile Discontinue Most Reliable 5G Network According to umlaut Claims
New York, NY – March 23, 2023 – In a challenge brought by AT&T Services, Inc., the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that T-Mobile, U.S., Inc. discontinue advertising claims that its wireless service has the most reliable 5G network according to the third-party testing company, umlaut.
National Advertising Review Board Recommends American Beverage Association Modify Certain Environmental Benefit Claims for “Every Bottle Back” Initiative
New York, NY – March 16, 2023 – A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that the American Beverage Association (ABA) modify certain aspirational claims regarding the use of recycled materials in bottles, as well as claims relating to ABA’s partnerships with...
Comcast Appeals National Advertising Division Recommendation to Modify or Discontinue Certain Advertising Claims for Xfinity Mobile
New York, NY – March 16, 2023 – In a challenge brought by AT&T, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Comcast Cable modify claims that its Xfinity Mobile service is the “fastest mobile service;” discontinue its “most reliable,” “highest ranked,” and “best network” claims for Xfinity...
National Advertising Division Finds Charter’s “Most Reliable Internet” Claim Supported; Recommendation to Modify or Discontinue Other Claims is Appealed
New York, NY – March 15, 2023 – Acting on a challenge brought by Frontier Communications, the National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that Charter Communications provided a reasonable basis for its “most reliable internet claim.” However, NAD recommended that Charter modify or...
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