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WASHINGTON – June 20, 2013 – Mozilla’s decision to summarily block the vast majority of third-party cookies for all of its users threatens to destabilize an advertising ecosystem that supports free content and services relied upon by hundreds of millions of Internet users worldwide, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) warned today.

Beyond jeopardizing the amount and quality of content available to users, the plan also threatens to immediately diminish the user experience, by breaking services and tools upon which online...

Technologists, economists and policy leaders convene to discuss the Digital Advertising Alliance program and the future of ad-supported content

WASHINGTON (June 5, 2013) -- Technology and policy leaders from around the world today will gather to discuss the role of effective self-regulation in ensuring the future of advertising-supported Internet content. The first Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) summit will address the continuing evolution of the DAA program and its role in enhancing transparency and consumer privacy choice online.

The DAA was launched in 2010, with the support of the nation’s leading six leading media and marketing trade organizations, to...

NEW YORK, NY - April 23, 2013 - Rather than seeking to impose untested and potentially harmful new restrictions on Internet advertising, lawmakers and technologists should throw their support behind the program that is already providing consumers with pinpoint choice and control over their own data, Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Managing Director Lou Mastria said today in testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation. DAA, which administers a rigorous, nationwide self-regulatory program that...

New poll commissioned by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) shows that Americans understand and appreciate the importance of the ad-supported Internet

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 18, 2013 – Americans place great value on the availability of free Internet content, and appreciate Internet advertising that is tailored to their specific interests, a new poll finds. The survey, commissioned by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), measured attitudes regarding online advertising, with a specific focus on interest-based ads.

In addition to strongly supporting Internet advertising in general, poll respondents were highly receptive to the interest-based advertising that lies at the...

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NEW YORK, NY - October 9, 2012 - The DAA issued the following statement at 8 a.m. EDT today regarding Do-Not-Track default settings – which speaks specifically to Microsoft’s imminent plans to release Internet Explorer Version 10 with a “Do-Not-Track” (DNT) default setting. 

DAA Statement on DNT Browser Settings

“In response to questions by participants of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program (“DAA Program”), the DAA provides this statement regarding “do not track...

NEW YORK, NY - March 29, 2012 - In response to Yahoo!’s March 29, 2012 announcement that it will implement a Do Not Track (DNT) header solution that will be accessible across Yahoo!’s global network by early summer, Stuart Ingis, counsel to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), stated: “Yahoo! has been a leader in participating in the DAA’s development of meaningful privacy protections for consumers.  We support the Yahoo! efforts announced today to meet the DAA commitment made at the White House in February to honor the DAA...

DAA Announces Plans to Expand Program Consumer Choice Mechanisms

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 23, 2012 – Today at a White House gathering with leaders of the business community, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Gene Sperling, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, John Bryson, and Federal Trade Commission Chairman, Jon Leibowitz, commended the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) and its members for the significant progress over the past three years to implement a strong privacy protection program for consumers.

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NEW YORK, NY - February 23, 2012 - We are honored that the White House this morning has endorsed the work of the Digital Advertising Alliance and our participating associations – the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) – in creating robust self-regulation to protect consumer privacy rights and...

NEW YORK, NY - February 22, 2012 - The FTC called on the business community to set responsible standards for the collection and use of web viewing data on the Internet and to provide transparency and control to consumers.

United States Administration initiatives have similarly encouraged the business community to develop codes of conduct that further innovative offerings to consumers while providing choices to consumers regarding data about such web viewing data.

The business community, through the Digital Advertising...

Campaign Informs Consumers About Interest-Based Advertising And Encourages Them to Take Control of Their Online Privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2012 – The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), a coalition of the nation’s leading media and marketing trade associations, today announced the launch of the ‘Your AdChoices’ public education campaign designed to inform consumers about interest- based advertising and how to take greater control of their online privacy.

Created pro bono by the Salt Lake City office of MRM, a McCann Worldgroup company and 4A’s member, the ‘Your AdChoices’ campaign builds upon the DAA’s two-and-a-half year effort to...

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