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August 15, 2019

Summit Snapshot 19:DC | U.S. Dept. of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Industry & Analysis Sullivan Seeks to Keep Open Global Data Flows with Trading Partners in Privacy-First Age

During a keynote address at the Digital Advertising Alliance Summit 19:DC in Washington, Acting Assistant Secretary James Sullivan, Jr., gave spirited support for such innovation – and detailed the wide-ranging efforts by the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote “interoperability” among countries’ privacy regimes through global data flow certification mechanisms.

Photo: Acting Assistant Secretary James Sullivan, Jr., U.S. Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration provided a keynote address at DAA Summit 19...

July 24, 2019

Summit Snapshot 19:DC: How Vital Ad Financing is to a Robust Fourth Estate – Brand Safety and a Future for News Gathering & Reporting

How can we get ads back into the news business?

During the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Summit each year, we gather as a community to look at how interest-based advertising and self-regulation carry various marketplace impact.

This year, our program included an important investigation into an area that is vital to our democracy: how do we foster the ad financing of our current and next state of journalism – and specifically, how do we bring brands back to necessary online journalism platforms. In our zeal for brand safety and avoiding fake-news financing, our Summit panel clearly demonstrated that we’ve gone too far the other way – leaving news seriously underfinanced. This is not sustainable.

Coming together to explain this unwanted development – and to illuminate a solution – were three discussants, each...

July 9, 2019

Summit Snapshot 19:DC: Data4Good – Goodwill® Leverages the Data Universe to Drive In-Store Shoppers

Once again, Digital Advertising Alliance Summit attendees enjoyed hearing a case study on how advertising data are being deployed for socially beneficial use – this time for an Advertising Council campaign on behalf of Goodwill. 


Using such inputs as geolocation data, Goodwill has been able to shift its campaign central message from “Donate” to “Shop”– effectively expanding and engaging its target audience to new levels. This development represented an entirely new model and data framework for the nonprofit to employ.  With the help of Ad Council and ad tech company Teemo, Goodwill is able to use new data sources to find and identify key shopper audiences, learn more about who these potential customers were, and measure the success of new messaging – built around generating store traffic, rather than donating goods. ...

June 7, 2019

Summit Snapshot 19:DC: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Announces Push for Federal Data Privacy Law at DAA Summit with a Single National Standard

We had a record turnout for our Summit 19:DC across Hill Day, the Digital Advertising Accountability Workshop and the Summit itself.  It was our seventh annual Summit, as we returned to the city of first such meetup, Washington, DC.

Each Summit, a highlight is having points of view shared with us from policymakers. This year – our policy keynote from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce – was a highlight of highlights.

Following her address to us, the Congresswoman posted this announcement on her own Website.  I share it with you in its entirety:


April 10, 2019

DAA Participates in Privacy for America Coalition as Digital Advertising Community Proposes New Privacy Standard for Consumers

This week, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) helped launch Privacy for America (P4A), a new coalition with representatives from virtually every sector of advertising, and the entirety of business sectors represented among advertising users. These organizations have pledged to work together to reimagine data privacy and support groundbreaking federal legislation that establishes strong data privacy protections for all Americans.



We have joined leaders from trade organizations representing America’s top brands and advertising agencies, publishers and ad tech companies as a Privacy for America steering committee member, and we have offered our strong support and our 10+ years of experience as the consumer...


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