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Legislative Issues

AAF Government Report | September 30, 2019

October 10 Free Ad Ethics Day

The AAF protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities. Our nation-wide network monitors advertising-related legislation on local, state and federal levels. We put our members face-to-face with influential lawmakers while encouraging self-regulation as a preemptor to government intervention, when appropriate of course. Read More

AAF Government Report | July 31, 2019


AAF continues to work with the Privacy for America Coalition to develop a proposed national privacy standard that will both protect consumers and allow businesses to responsibly use data to continue to provide those consumers with the services and content they want and expect. Read More

AAF Government Report | June 28, 2019


Federal “Do Not Track” Bill Introduced
Multiple federal privacy bills have been introduced, including a recent one by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., that would establish a Do Not Track registry for online data collection similar to the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call list which allows people to say they do not want to receive telemarketing calls. The bill would allow consumers to opt out of companies collecting data beyond what is “necessary” for the services to run. Read More

Advertising Day on the Hill

Michael Johnson Day on the Hill March 2017

“It’s crucial for us as advertising industry leaders to help policymakers understand the role we play in our communities and economy; the free press, crucial to democracy; innumberable internet apps and services from the Alphabet to the Weather Channel. All of these and more are ad supported. We need to help our elected leaders understand our industry and it’s implications when they make policy that effects what we do.”
Ryan Horn, President Bullhorn Communications
AAF Omaha Legislative Issues Committee Member
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