BBB National Programs Blog

  • The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council

    In 2019, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) and BBB National Programs, Inc. announced the creation of a new, third-party, self-regulatory organization called the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC).
    Feb 28
  • UK-U.S. Data Transfers: Post-Brexit Update for Privacy Shield Businesses

    As of February 1, 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. However, under the terms of the final withdrawal agreement, EU law will remain in effect for the UK through the end of the calendar year. No change to your existing Privacy Shield statement will be required until this transition period ends. As the U.S. Department of Commerce guidance states, “the United States will consider a Privacy Shield participant’s commitments to comply with the Framework to include personal data received from the UK in reliance on Privacy Shield with no additional action on the part of a participant required.”
    Feb 1
  • COPPA for App Developers

    Are you an app publisher looking to make it big with that addictive new game you’ve come up with? Does your imagination spawn brilliant, colorful worlds that are the perfect setting for that mobile app game? Are you looking at ways to monetize your new app with different types of third-party data collection, including interest-based advertising?
    Jan 28
  • Top 5 Takeaways from the CCPA Hearings

    In December, BBB National Programs staff attended the Attorney General hearings on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
    Jan 23
  • CCPA is Here: How to Update Your Privacy Policy

    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020. If your business is covered under CCPA, you may need to update your public privacy policy. In this post, we focus on the main changes that most businesses can expect to make to their privacy policies in order to align them with the requirements of CCPA.*
    Jan 21
  • What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

    Most Americans are unsure about how their personal data is collected, used, and shared (collectively, processed) by companies, and desire government-mandated protections to ensure they are not harmed by this activity.
    Jan 14
  • Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, Unless You Are Collecting It for Age-Screening Purposes

    Many of today’s tech-savvy children know that you must be at least 13 years old to use certain websites or mobile apps. This begs the question, is there a point to online age screening at all?
    Jan 14
  • Location Data and Privacy

    In today’s digital world, we carry around networked supercomputers that would make the machines that launched a rocket to the moon look laughable.
    Jan 14
  • How to Protect Children’s Privacy Beyond Parental Controls

    Children’s privacy is a hot topic in the media these days. It may seem like a new concern but we at the BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) have been keeping an eye on it since the beginning.
    Jan 14
  • BBB EU Privacy Shield: Privacy Best Practices

    While consumer privacy seems to be a trending topic almost every day, once a year Data Privacy Day gives businesses a chance to take stock of recent developments and benchmark their privacy practices.
    Aug 2