The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 8, 2020, in a crucial case supported by the Insights Association to clarify the definition of an autodialer in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
September 18, 2020Read More
September 14, 2020Read More
The Insights Association joined an amicus brief in a U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the definition of an autodialer in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The leading nonprofit trade association representing the marketing research and data analytics industry joined 10 other business groups in the filing, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Financial Services Association, and Business Roundtable.
August 31, 2020
IA Urges Transparency in Phone Ecosystem via Mandatory Notification and Redress for Call Blocking and LabelingRead More
The Insights Association, the leading nonprofit trade association for the insights industry, expressed "serious concerns that many phone calls and texts to consumers for the purposes of bona fide marketing research are being improperly blocked or labeled as spam by voice service providers and call blocking and labeling service providers."
August 28, 2020Read More
August is normally quiet in Washington, DC, but in keeping with the theme of 2020, this month has been more frenetic. While we beat back new taxes on the insights industry, the Insights Association has had to tangle with the demise of the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield for data transfer, further pandemic relief, some new threats to pharma MR, the finalization of CCPA, and an attempt to rush the 2020 Census that threatens the statistical viability of most marketing research and data analytics in the U.S.
August 11, 2020Read More
The American business community banded together today in support of extending “the statutory reporting deadlines for the 2020 Census by four months.” Eighty-seven business groups and companies warned Congressional leaders that “a rushed census in the midst of the current public health crisis will harm every state, every business, and every industry in the country relying upon the resulting data."
August 7, 2020Read More
The Insights Association joined with nearly 900 other organizations in the Census Project coalition on August 6 in support of adding a provision to the next COVID-19 relief bill to extend the legal deadlines for census data reporting and give the Census Bureau time to complete the 2020 Census.
July 24, 2020Read More
The past month has seen significant developments on CCPA, COVID-19, data taxes, small business-crippling legislation in California, immigration work visas, and TCPA. The Insights Association is grateful for your membership and support in combatting these tough issues. Check out what we’re up to!
July 16, 2020Read More
Not five years ago, the European Court of Justice struck down the Safe Harbor, the primary legal vehicle for transatlantic data transfers. Now, the court appears to have done the same to its replacement, the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield.
July 6, 2020
TCPA Update from SCOTUS: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Government Debt Calls Exemption While Keeping Troublesome Telephone Law IntactRead More
The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down the 2015 government debt calls exception from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which makes calling cell phones for research purposes legally hazardous, as a content-based restriction on speech. Dashing the hopes of many TCPA watchers built up during oral arguments, the decision in Barr v. AAPC left the TCPA overall intact