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Compliance and Enforcement: Keystones for Self-Regulation Effectiveness

July 22, 2014

This blog post is another in our continuing series of coverage from #DAASummit2014, held June 26 in San Francisco.

One of the remarks made by the Federal Trade Commission’s Jessica Rich, as she spoke during a keynote address at the Digital Advertising Alliance Summit,  was her ticking off a list of hallmarks for successful self-regulation. Independent enforcement, backed by the power to refer to a government agency when necessary, is one such hallmark.

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.

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 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 mobil

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.]

Digital Advertising Alliance Launches New Industry-Focused Website

DigitalAdvertisingAlliance.org provides guidance on the DAA's increasingly globally recognized self-regulatory program

New York – July 16, 2014 – The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) has launched its newest web property, www.digitaladvertisingalliance.org, which builds on DAA's commitment to educate the advertising industry about DAA's established and enforceable principles for responsible privacy practices across the online advertising industry, and to provide consumers with enhanced transparency and control regarding relevant advertising on their digital devices.

Zogby Poll: Americans Prefer Ad-Supported Mobile Apps, Want Familiar Transparency & Control Over Data in the Mobile Environment

Survey of 1,015 Americans reveals that users want mobile choice tools that provide the same protections available on desktop & laptop computers

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, DC - October 22, 2014 - Americans prefer free, ad-supported mobile apps to those that cost money, and value mobile ads that are relevant to their interests, according to a new survey conducted by Zogby Analytics. Respondents also said they wanted tools – similar to those available on desktop and laptop computers – that let them control how and whether data is collected and used in mobile environments.

Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Enhances Privacy Controls in the Mobile Marketplace with Launch of Two New Tools for Consumers

'AppChoicesTM' and 'Consumer Choice Page for Mobile Web' Take Control and Advertising Transparency Beyond Desktop, While Delivering a Consistent Independently Enforceable Choice Experience

NEW YORK, NY - February 25, 2015 - The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) today launched two new mobile tools for consumers – "AppChoices" and the "DAA Consumer Choice Page for Mobile Web."  These innovations supplement the self-regulatory organization’s advertising transparency and choice mechanisms already used by millions of consumers for their desktop browsers. This evolution in the DAA's choice platforms adapts consumer-friendly, independently enforceable privacy controls to the fast-growing mobile medium.

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