Responsible Data Collection

Location Privacy Debate Gets an Industry Education Airing

July 31, 2014

The Digital Advertising Alliance gives precise location data heightened attention in its Application of Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment (download third document), which we released last summer.

This past week I had the chance to participate in a Webinar offered by DAA Founding Association Interactive Advertising Bureau titled “Mobile Location Data and Privacy: What You Should Know.” A recording of the Webinar is available here.

Poll: Consumers Tell Us They Want Privacy Tools That Look and Feel the Same on Any Screen

October 23, 2014

With Zogby Analytics’ newest consumer polling, we’ve tapped consumer opinions about their use of mobile, and their attitudes toward data collection and interest-based advertising – and we’re seeing not only gratifying results overall, including a preference for relevant advertising on mobile screens specifically.

Reminder: Enhanced Notice & Choice to Consumers is a ‘Shared Responsibility’

November 17, 2014

Recently, our accountability partners at the Council of Better Business Bureau’s (CBBB) Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC), made public its compliance work with five Web sites to ensure enhanced “real-time” notice is given to consumers when data on their sites, within the scope of Digital Advertising Alliance Principles, is being collected and used by Web sites’ third-party partners.

DAA's 2014 Year in Review: Momentum, Engagement & Presence

January 12, 2015

As Advertising Week 2014 drew to a close this past September, there was one remark I heard that I found to be particularly impactful, and true to its core. During one of the sessions, a U.S.-based digital marketing executive spoke of self-regulation as the “gold standard” on how to grow a realm of responsible multi-screen data collection and use for interest-based advertising. He was referring to the Digital Advertising Alliance.

DAA’s New Mobile Choice Tools: A Journey, Not a Destination

March 31, 2015

February 2015 was a milestone month for the Digital Advertising Alliance.  Last month, we announced public availability of two new tools for smartphone and tablet users in the U.S.:  (1) Consumer Choice Page for Mobile Web – a mobile-optimized version of our long-standing “desktop” Consumer Choice Page, and (2) AppChoices, our first mobile application enabling transparency

The Next Step on our Mobile Journey: Mobile Privacy Enforcement Comes September 1, 2015

May 7, 2015

This week, the Digital Advertising Alliance took its next step in our efforts to extend effective, independent, ecosystem-wide self-regulation to the online marketing marketplace as it applies to mobile platforms.  We announced independent enforcement of our Mobile Guidance will begin September 1, 2015.

This is a big step.

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny Talks Up X-Device Technology, Consumer Expectations & Protections at DAA Summit 2015

July 6, 2015

[In the photo, DAA Board Member Dan Jaffe, group executive vice president, government relations, Association of National Advertisers (standing), concludes his introduction of Federal Trade Commissioner Terrell McSweeny (seated, right) and DAA General Counsel Stu Ingis of Venable, LLP.]

A Reminder: Ad Marker Creative Specifications for ‘Your Ad Choices’ Icon in Mobile

August 3, 2015

As we head closer toward September, and the independent enforcement of Digital Advertising Alliance’s Mobile Guidance, one of the most often asked questions we receive has to do with creative specifications for the indication of data collection and interest-based ads in mobile environments… Mobile Web display ads, in-app ads, and the like.  Just where do advertisers place the “Your Ad Choices” Icon and what links should be in place behind the icon?

Study: Online Ad Value Spikes When Data Is Used to Boost Relevance

Ads with cookies are up to seven times more valuable, and smaller Web sites benefit disproportionately from the value those ads create

WASHINGTON – February 10, 2014 – Online advertising that uses cookie technology to increase relevance by leveraging consumers' information generates significantly greater economic value than advertising without cookies, according to an economic study by Professors Howard Beales and Jeffrey Eisenach of Navigant Economics. This new research has important implications for publishers, ad technology firms, agencies, advertisers, consumers and policy makers.

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