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S.J. Res. 34: A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval … of the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission Relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.”

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/34

One of a series of measures passed by Congress to overturn regulations established during the last year of the Obama administration, this one does away with requiring Internet service providers to get the consent of subscribers before selling their confidential information such as sites visited to other entities.  From Congress.gov

 

Cross-Device Tracking: An FTC Staff Report

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/reports/cross-device-tracking-federal-trade-commission-staff-report-january-2017?utm_source=govdelivery

Describes the results of a 2015 workshop including discussions about how cross-device tracking in the online advertising industry works, the benefits and challenges, and industry efforts to deal with privacy and security issues.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

National Do Not Call Registry Data Book FY2016

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/national-do-not-call-registry-data-book-fiscal-year-2016/dnc_data_book_fy_2016_post.pdf

As of September 30, 2016 the Do Not Call Registry had grown to 226 million active registrations.  The data book contains statistical data regarding the registrations, subscriptions of telemarketers and sellers accessing phone numbers on the registry, and the complains submitted by consumers about violations of the rules.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Referendum Campaign Literature

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7678/CBP-7678.pdf

In the wake of complaints about the distribution of misleading information during the Brexit referendum, this paper looks at the regulation of campaign literature in the United Kingdom and other countries.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7678

 

Ad Data

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Elections/Campaigns

https://www.opensecrets.org/ad-data/

Contains filings on ad buys by political organizations submitted to the Federal Communications Commission by broadcasting organizations around the country. Allows the public to track each station’s contracts and filings as they pertain to candidates, super PACS, and related groups running political and issue ads.  From the FCC and OpenSecrets.org

 

After the Post-9/11 GI Bill: A Profile of Military Service Members and Veterans Enrolled in Undergraduate and Graduate Education

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016435.pdf

Agency warning about the practices of predatory publishers taking advantage of the changing publishing landscape to charge researchers high fees while providing little in the way of traditional services.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Academics and Scientists: Beware of Predatory Journal Publishers

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/academics-and-scientists-beware-predatory-journal-publishers

Agency warning about the practices of predatory publishers taking advantage of the changing publishing landscape to charge researchers high fees while providing little in the way of traditional services.  From the Federal Trade Commission

(advertising/marketing     consumer info/protection     education, higher     laws/regulations)

 

Federal Trade Commission v. OMICS Group et al

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/160826omicscmpt.pdf

Text of lawsuit charging a publisher with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its journals.  The complaint charges that the journals are not peer reviewed, that named editors have not agreed to be affiliated with the journals, and that deceptive publication fees range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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