Robert Santos was sworn in as the new director of the Census Bureau on January 5, 2022, taking charge at an important time of transition.
January 7, 2022Read More
December 23, 2021Read More
Major business groups warned that provisions in the multi-trillion dollar “Build Back Better Act” would “constitute a major policy shift” in the enforcement authority of the Federal Trade Commissio
December 22, 2021Read More
In response to a recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) workshop, the Insights Association (IA) urged the agency to curtail “the use of noncompete agreements in employment contracts for all but the most senior employees, unless the employees receive compensation or severance commensurate with the time frame the employees are restricted,” but to also avoid impeding “the use of nondisclosure agreements or non-solicitation agreements.
December 9, 2021Read More
An early consumer data privacy battle for the insights industry came in 1994 with the federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) (18 U.S. Code, Chapter 123).
December 7, 2021Read More
The U.S. Census Bureau is experimenting with an online panel to serve the research needs of the federal government.
December 1, 2021Read More
A recent study conducted by Insights Association member companies Research Narrative and InnovateMR, on behalf of Privacy for America, reveals that nearly all Americans surveyed (92 percent) believe it is important for Congress to pass new legislation to protect consumers’ personal data, and a majority (62 percent) favor federal regulation over individual state regulations. Four out of five voters (81%) support a national standard that outright prohibits harmful ways of collecting, using and sharing personal data.
November 10, 2021Read More
The Insights Association joined with 82 other business and community groups to call for serious investment in modernizing the Census Bureau in Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22).
November 8, 2021Read More
As California begins to write regulations implementing the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the leading nonprofit trade association for the market research and data analytics industry recommended eight key points for the regulator to follow in implementing this latest comprehensive consumer privacy law.
November 4, 2021Read More
The U.S. Senate confirmed veteran survey statistician Robert Santos, President Joe Biden's choice for director of the Census Bureau, on November 4, 2021. The Insights Association, the leading trade association for the market research and data analytics industry, endorsed and supported Santos.
October 27, 2021Read More
October brought Insights Association advocacy focused on: data privacy and new laws in California; COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employers; labor and tax legislation in California; funding for the census; and the signing into law of California A.B. 1561, our fix to the state’s 2020 law requiring prorated hourly minimum wages for California research subjects who receive incentives.