Topic: Commerce Department

U.S. to Turn Over Control of the Internet

Icann will begin work on the transition later this month

The United States will begin a process to relinquish its administrative control over of key function of the Internet by September 2015, federal officials said late this afternoon. Since the Internet…

Advertisers Push for Do Not Sell Internet Registry

Defensive registrations could cost hundreds of millions, killing some companies

As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), the organization that manages the address system on the Internet, gets ready to flood the Web with hundreds of new…

New Study Says DAA's Privacy Program Falls Short

Users misunderstand program's taglines and icon

A new study from Carnegie Mellon University throws cold water on the reputed success of the Digital Advertising Alliance's self-regulatory privacy program, which gives consumers the choice to opt out…

Commerce Privacy Report Likely to Spur Lawsuits

'Adweek' talks to attorney about what advertisers can expect

The Commerce Department's privacy paper setting forth a consumer privacy "bill of rights" reads like a typical policy report, but may be potent ammunition for plaintiffs attorneys. Any company doing…

Kosmala Joins 4As' Washington Team

Will serve as principal representative at regulatory agencies

The Digital Advertising Alliance's Peter Kosmala is jumping to the American Association of Advertising Agencies as senior vp of government relations, beginning March 1. Kosmala's move comes less than a…

Ad Biz Lauded for Privacy Self-Regulation as Debate Continues

White House releases consumer data security blueprint

The digital ad industry is feeling pretty good about the White House's proposed "consumer privacy bill of rights." Along with the unveiling of the long-awaited Commerce Department report came accolades…