January 20, 2012

Stu Ingis quoted in the New York Times on launch of Digital Advertising Alliance’s self-regulatory campaign

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Venable partner Stu Ingis was quoted in the January 19, 2012 issue of the New York Times on the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA), a group of digital advertising trade organizations, new ad campaign. The ads feature a turquoise triangle with an explanation of how the triangle helps users control the ads they see online.

Commenting on a final report by the Federal Trade Commission on online privacy, Ingis, DAA’s general counsel, said, “We’re on record as publicly committing to the Federal Trade Commission, to members of Congress and to consumers that education is a key component to a lot of the uses of data.” Speaking about the DAA’s ad campaign, Ingis said, “We wanted this to be positive messaging…It demystifies that there’s nothing bad going on there.” Ingis added that he expected the new ad campaign would “provide further support for the fact that the self-regulatory framework is making great progress.” Ingis also said he expects the debate over internet privacy control to continue saying, “The technologies are evolving so quickly, I don’t think the education campaign ends the dialogue.”