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National Advertising Division Recommends Blueprint Test Preparation Discontinue Certain MCAT Score Improvement Claims

New York, NY – April 22, 2024 – The National Advertising Division recommended Blueprint Test Preparation discontinue certain express and implied claims made in connection with its four MCAT preparation courses, including claims that Blueprint students raise their MCAT scores by 15 or 13 points on average.

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National Advertising Division Recommends The Princeton Review Discontinue Point Increase Claims for MCAT Test Preparation Services

New York, NY – April 18, 2024 – In a Fast-Track SWIFT challenge, the National Advertising Division recommended that The Princeton Review (TPR) discontinue claims that its students “Score a 515+ on the MCAT or add 15 points depending on your starting score. Guaranteed or your money back.”

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Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Recommends Trades of Hope Discontinue Salesforce Member Earnings Claims

McLean, VA – April 17, 2024 – The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) recommended that Trades of Hope discontinue certain earnings claims made by salesforce members on Facebook and YouTube. 

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National Advertising Division Recommends Lily of the Desert Nutraceuticals Discontinue “100% Pure Avocado Oil” Claim for Tropical Plantation Avocado Oil

New York, NY – April 15, 2024 – The National Advertising Division recommended that Lily of the Desert Nutraceuticals discontinue the claim “100% Pure Avocado Oil” for its Tropical Plantation Avocado Oil and avoid conveying the unsupported message that the product is 100% pure avocado...

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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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BBB National Programs Announces 98 Distinguished Panel Pool Members for 2024 National Advertising Review Board

McLean, VA – January 9, 2024 – BBB National Programs today announced the 98 panel pool members of the 2024 National Advertising Review Board (NARB), the appellate body for the U.S. advertising industry’s system of self-regulation. 

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BBB National Programs Board of Directors Welcomes Three Esteemed New Board Members and Re-Elects Three Board Members

McLean, VA – December 18, 2023 – The Board of Directors of BBB National Programs today announced three new Board Members and the re-election of three returning Board Members for the 2023-2026 term.  

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Ferrara Joins the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative Pledge Program

McLean, VA – October 31, 2023 – The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) welcomes Ferrara Candy Company as the newest participant in the food advertising pledge program.

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Blog

American Privacy Rights Act: A Primer for Business

Was it the recent series of natural phenomena that prompted Congress to move on a bipartisan, bicameral federal privacy bill? We can’t say with certainty, but we can outline for you what we believe to be, at first glance, the most compelling elements of the American Privacy Rights Act of 2024 (APRA).
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Take Care of Your “Health-Lite” Claims

Some advertisers believe they can avoid scrutiny when making health-related claims by making their claim “softer.” But context is key. Health benefit claims must comply with the FTC’s Health Products Compliance Guidance. The substantiation bar is not lowered by changing the approach to the health-related claim.
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Bullish but Cautionary: A Balanced Way to Approach the Impact of AI

Business and nonprofit leaders in the U.S. may not feel so weighty a responsibility in assessing the global impact of AI, but we must realize AI’s power to impact our organizations, our local economies, our sectors, and our nation.
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New Rules of the Road Can Sustain US Leadership on Interoperable Digital Data Flows

President Biden closed February 2024 with an EO that signaled an important development for how the U.S. plans to position and guard itself from global adversaries, and speaks volumes about how the U.S. views the next-generation impacts of data flows on the digital economy and how our nation can be better equipped as a global leader. Read our takeaways and future considerations.
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Podcast

Ad Watchers: Endorsements & Testimonials - So What’s New?

In this episode of Ad Watchers, our hosts discuss recent cases before the National Advertising Division (NAD) that demonstrate issues outlined in the FTC’s updated Endorsement Guides and outline the best practices you should follow to stay off the radar of the FTC and NAD.

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The COPPA Rule: Proposed Changes, the Impact, & the Magic 8-Ball

Priv host Dona Fraser is joined by SIIA Vice President, Education & Children’s Policy, Sara Kloek, and CARU Director, Rukiya Bonner, to discuss the COPPA Rule review and how we got here, what the proposed changes mean, the potential impacts of these changes for businesses and Safe Harbors, as well as some predictions on the road ahead.
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Podcast

Privacy for Start-Ups

With tens of thousands of entrepreneurs in the United States, how do these business leaders ensure privacy is part of any pivots or growth plans? What are the data wants vs the must haves? Priv hosts are joined by the Tech Diplomacy Network’s Katharina Koerner and Santa Clara University’s Professor Linsey Krolik to discuss the privacy questions entrepreneurs face when getting their business started.

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    The Government Purchase of Private Data

    In this episode of Privacy Abbreviated, professor Matthew Tokson joins our hosts to discuss how the collection and sale of private data may help government agencies circumvent legal requirements.

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