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As we have previously chronicled here and here, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) continues its sweep of interest-based advertising (IBA) through its enforcement vehicle, the Better Business Bureau’s Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (OIBAAP). Two recent OIBAAP decisions involving web publisher Hollywood Reporter and programmatic advertising agency Varick Media Management provide further guidance on the online advertising industry’s focus on transparency and consumer control of IBA. Publishers that serve IBA ads on their site…
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on March 2, 2016, that it had entered into a consent order with online payment platform Dwolla to resolve the CFPB’s claims regarding statements made by Dwolla about the privacy and security of customer data. Under the consent order, Dwolla agreed to pay a $100,000 fine and implement, to the extent not already in place, reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect customers’ personal information. The consent order…