Australian Government Plans to Curb Google’s Capability to Sell Targeted Ads

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for new powers to limit Google’s use of internet data to sell customized advertisements, joining other authorities in claiming that the company has a monopoly on the market harming publishers, advertisers, and …

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UK Advertising Regulator to Target Greenwashing Ads

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on Thursday has released new regulatory guidance to ensure that ads are not making misleading environmental claims. ASA released the new guidance after being alarmed by the latest finding of the UN’s latest Intergovernmental …

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Russian Gay Family in Controversial Ad Flees to Spain After Death Threats

A Russian lesbian family, who appeared in a controversial health food ad for a grocery chain, said that they have fled to Spain after facing online abuse and death threats. The family consisting of mother Yuna, her daughters Mila and …

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Tokyo 2020 Corporate Sponsors Cancel Booths, Parties over Delays

Japanese Olympic sponsors are canceling or reducing booths and promotional activities related to the Tokyo 2020 Games, citing organizers’ “very last-minute” choices and a delay on whether spectators would be allowed. More than a dozen corporations, including Canon, Tokio Marine …

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UK Government To Ban Junk Food Ads on TV and Internet

The UK government is set to impose a nationwide pre-9pm ban on TV and internet advertisements for junk food. The ban will come into force from the end of next year and would cover the advertising of products deemed to …

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France Fines Google for Abuse of Ad Power

The French Competition Authority has announced on Monday that it has fined Google 220 million euros ($267 million) for abusing its market power in the online advertising industry. “The decision to sanction Google is of particular significance because it’s the …

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