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ASRC Snapshot

The Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC) establishes the policies and procedures for advertising industry self-regulation, including the National Advertising Division (NAD), Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU), National Advertising Review Board (NARB), Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) and Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (Accountability Program.) The self-regulatory system is administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.  

Online Archive

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The Online Archive is available by subscription. The Archive  includes NAD/CARU/ERSP case reports, as well as NARB panel reports.

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ASRC Today’s Must-Read

CARU’s work in 2013 earns a thorough review in this report from Davis and Gilbert.

“While children’s advertisers spent most of 2013 complying with the FTC’s changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA), the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CARU) continued to open cases involving advertisements that were directed to children and failed to comply with CARU’s Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Children’s Advertising (the CARU Guidelines). Given the industry’s current focus on COPPA, children’s advertisers should be reminded about their obligations under the CARU Guidelines as well.”