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The State of Privacy: How Did We Get Here?



Looking back even just five years ago, the privacy landscape looked nothing like it does today – there was no General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), no California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the demands on businesses were much different.

In the first episode of Privacy Abbreviated, hosts Catherine Dawson and Dona Fraser are joined by Daniel Solove, a law professor at George Washington University and founder of TeachPrivacy, to explain how we got to the landscape we see today and talk about what this means for businesses. They offer insight into the key differences between U.S. and E.U. privacy standards, what legislation is on the horizon, and how to build a strong privacy program that sets businesses up to comply with changes as they come.

For more information about this episode, read the show notes here.


Introducing Privacy Abbreviated: Meet the Hosts



BBB National Programs is pleased to introduce Privacy Abbreviated. Hosted by privacy experts Dona Fraser and Catherine Dawson, this new podcast series will discuss the impact of privacy laws and tech innovation on small and medium-sized companies and what business leaders can do to meet challenges in this evolving landscape.

As we gear up for the first episode, tune in to this sneak peek from the hosts where they outline the topics they plan to explore this season, ranging from the importance of user experience and meaningful consent in the Metaverse to wearables to targeted advertising, and more. Subscribe today so you don’t miss an episode about what’s happening in the privacy world and what to do about it.


Episode Show Notes: What Should You Consider Before Making Cosmetics Claims?



Ad Watchers’ episode three of season two provides insights into what advertisers should consider before making cosmetic claims. Eric Unis, Senior Attorney at the National Advertising Division (NAD), is joined by colleague Annie Ugurlayan, NAD’s Assistant Director, to walk listeners through the various cosmetic claims they encounter at NAD. Both experts provide an in-depth summary of what defines sufficient evidence and highlight emerging issues presented to the advertising self-regulatory program.

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What Should You Consider Before Making Cosmetics Claims?



The cosmetics industry is booming and it is easy to see why: most people want to look younger, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and feel like they are taking care of their skin. But just like claims for dietary supplements, beauty product claims must be truthful, not misleading, and require substantiation. In this episode of the Ad Watchers, hosts break down the most common pitfalls they see in cosmetics advertising and how to avoid them.

For more information about this episode, read the show notes here.


Episode Show Notes: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility



The inaugural episode of The Accountability Studio features a conversation led by Mary Engle, Executive Vice President of Policy, who initiates a food for thought with a fundamental question to the leadership of BBB National Programs: Does independent, industry self-regulation really work? 

Laura Brett, Vice President of the National Advertising Division, Maureen Enright, Vice President of the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, Dona Fraser, Senior Vice President of Privacy Initiatives, and Peter Marinello, Vice President of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council, join Mary to discuss. 

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