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Confessions of a Data Broker Acxiom’s CEO Scott Howe explains how self-regulation can work

Not long ago, data brokers—companies that compile databases of consumer information and then sell them to marketers—toiled in the shadows of media and advertising, seen as largely responsible for those…

March 25, 2014, 6:25 AM EDT

Could the FTC Go After Publishers for Carrying Deceptive Ads? To what extent is media expected to interpret?

After the Federal Trade Commission’s hammer came down earlier this month on deceptive weight-loss aids, settling with Sensa and others for a record $34 million and updating its 10-year-old media…

January 19, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

A Look at Some of the Key Media Bills Being Introduced Testing the waters for support in an upcoming election year

Congress is winding down for the year, making it highly unlikely that any new laws will get passed; even nominations are having a tough time. There is still a question…

November 25, 2013, 9:59 PM EST

If Publishers Fail to Self-Regulate Native Ads, FTC May Step In Problem of how to define

BuzzFeed is famous for it, Facebook and Twitter embraced it, and The Atlantic got blasted for it. Native advertising may be all the rage, but if brands and publishers aren’t…

July 10, 2013, 7:08 AM EDT

More Than 200 Retailers Have Been Targeted By Patent Trolls Legislation reform is gaining momentum

There’s reason to be optimistic that before the end of the year Washington will put patent trolls in their place. In the last few weeks, the push for reform has…

June 9, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

Loads of Companies Are Violating Children's Privacy Requesting more time to comply

Children’s privacy is so sensitive that all it took for kids game Mobbles to pre-emptively pull its app last December was a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by…

April 14, 2013, 11:06 PM EDT

This Woman Is Keeping Online Ad Companies on Their Toes The enforcer

The future of online behavioral advertising may lie in the hands of Genie Barton. As vp, director of the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ online behavioral advertising and mobile marketing…

March 25, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

The Do's and Don'ts of Dot-Com Marketing FTC guidelines not very helpful

Just because marketers are moving campaigns onto mobile devices, as well as Twitter and Facebook, doesn’t mean the government will give them a pass when it comes to making sure…

March 17, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

Eight Digital Trends to Watch in 2013 Look for Amazon to pounce, two-screen viewing to take hold and Pinterest to be bought

Making predictions in digital media can be a dangerous game. Conjecture such as "2006 is going to be the year of mobile" come to mind. How many of us this…

December 31, 2012, 12:05 AM EST

Putting Brands in Their Place FTC's David Vladeck leads the charge in the feds' crackdown on deceptive ads

Advertisers can’t say they weren’t warned. Three years ago, right after joining the Federal Trade Commission as director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, David Vladeck stood before the ad industry’s…

November 13, 2012, 12:12 AM EST

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