What Agencies Need to Know about the California Consumer Privacy Act |

The 4A’s has published guidance for agencies preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which takes effect January 1, 2020, and may require extensive reviews of internal policies, practices, and compliance rules.

4A’s Joins Advertising Trades To Oppose An Opt-In Requirement for the CCPA Versus The Current Opt-Out Requirement

The 4A’s and other advertising trade groups oppose overarching opt-in consent requirements in the CCPA. Read the comments now.

4A’s Joins Advertising Trades To Oppose An Expanded CCPA Private Right Of Action That Would Include All Violations Of The CCPA, Not Just Data Breach

Read the comments the 4A’s and other advertising trade groups submitted regarding an opposition to an expanded CCPA Private Right of Action.

4A’s Submits Comments Opposing California Data Broker Bill

Government Relations

Although it hasn’t yet clarified the complexity of operational challenges presented by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California State Assembly has proposed another bill intended to regulate the data industry. California’s AB 1202 would include new data-broker registration requirements, similar to Vermont’s law. Several requirements appear to conflict with the provisions of CCPA, […]

4A’s Presents Concerns with California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Government Relations

Alison Pepper, SVP, 4A’s Government Relations, delivered a statement at the California Attorney General’s hearing in Fresno, regarding member agencies’ concerns about the California Consumer Privacy Act. Issues include consent, the use of publicly available data, and the conflation of pseudonymized data and personal information.

AdExchanger: Ad Trade Orgs Appeal To California AG: Clarify Your Privacy Law, Please

Marketing & Communications

Originally published in AdExchanger, January 31, 2019 By Allison Schiff, AdExchanger Attention: Attorney General, State of California Re: California Consumer Privacy Act You’re killing us here. Thanks, The advertising industry The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is set to take effect in 2020 and the advertising community is desperate for some clarification. On Tuesday, a coalition of ad trade […]

How Bipartisanship Could Affect The Advertising Industry Following Midterms

Marketing & Communications

Op-ed by Dick O’Brien, EVP–Government Relations, and Alison Pepper, SVP–Government Relations, at 4A’s. Originally published in ADWEEK, November 21, 2018.   As the dust settles on the 2018 midterm elections, a few things have come into focus. One is that while this was maybe not a fully blue wave (depends on which historical perspective you use […]

California Passes Nation’s Strictest Privacy Law |

Government Relations

Following in the wake of the recent GDPR compliance deadline, California has now passed the nation’s strictest privacy law. On June 28th the California Legislature passed AB 375, or the “California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.” Our 4A’s Washington, D.C. office has been working closely with our partners and allies to determine next steps.