Twenty-one Democrat Congressmen and Senators urged the U.S. Supreme Court to maintain the exceptionally broad application of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in the upcoming case of Facebook v. Duguid.
October 28, 2020Read More
October 27, 2020
IA Urges Department of Labor to Recognize Marketing Research Participants are Independent ContractorsRead More
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) needs to recognize in regulation that individuals receiving incentives for participation in marketing research are independent contractors, not employees, according to the Insights Association.
October 26, 2020Read More
The Insights Association joined with 370 other organizations in a joint letter urging the U.S. Senate “to give the U.S. Census Bureau sufficient time to thoroughly implement complex data processing activities and complete the most accurate 2020 Census possible.”
October 14, 2020Read More
On October 13, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a preliminary lower court injunction that had prevented the White House from ending the 2020 Census early. Counting operations will now end by October 15, with the Administration still aiming to deliver apportionment data from the 2020 Census on December 31, 2020.
October 5, 2020Read More
The Insights Association and ten other data-focused trade associations have come out in opposition to California Proposition 24, calling it "a premature and ill-timed overhaul of California’s privacy law."
September 18, 2020Read More
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 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."