Congress must "pay special attention" in overseeing preparations for the 2020 Census to how the Census Bureau can achieve an "accurate and inclusive" count of the whole population in the face of a potential rural undercount and potential negative effects from the addition of a citizenship … [Read more...] about Progress on 2020 Census Threatened by Rural Undercount and Citizenship Question
The Insights Association today joined a coalition letter with 21 other organizations sent to relevant leaders on the House Education & Workforce Committee, urging their prompt approval of the "Harmonization of Coverage Act" (H.R. 3825). This legislation would reduce the patchwork of different … [Read more...] about Coalition Supporting Harmonization of Independent Contractor Tests in Federal Law
The Insights Association joined a large and varied coalition of organizations in support of Census funding and "an inclusive and accurate decennial census." In a May 1, 2018 letter organized by the Census Project coalition, we called for Congressionl appropriations committees to "allocate $4.735 … [Read more...] about Census Stakeholders Rally for Full Funding in FY19
Representatives from the Insights Association, on behalf of the market research and data analytics industry, met with Jamie Susskind, chief of staff for FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, on April 5, 2018, then with Amy Bender, legal advisor for FCC Commissioner Michael O’Reilly, on April 12, 2018, … [Read more...] about Insights Association Meetings with FCC Commissioners’ Staff on TCPA and Marketing Research
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA-49), speaking at an oversight hearing on the 2020 Census, relayed his anecdote of receiving the American Community Survey (ACS) at his home in Washington, DC, “a house that receives no mail, has no bank accounts, absolutely nothing to it. And yet, for whatever reason, it's … [Read more...] about Should the decennial headcount happen every year instead?
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, the marketing research industry lost one of our pioneers in Joan Shugoll. The Insights Association extends its condolences to Joan's family, including her extended family in the research industry, our association, and especially the Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Joan founded … [Read more...] about Mourning the Passing of Joan Shugoll
The House of Lords in the United Kingdom appointed a Select Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media last summer "to consider the effects of political polling and digital media on politics, and to make recommendations." Now, the resulting report has recommended the expanded regulation of the … [Read more...] about UK Threatens Tighter Regulation of Election Polling
Some governments “restrict the free flow of data, weakening the internet economy by requiring government approval of data transfer and data localization,” according to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event on March 26, he said that part of the American … [Read more...] about Are the APEC Privacy Rules of Any Use to the Marketing Research and Analytics Industry?
The Federal Communictions Commission (FCC) has refined their proposal for a database solution to the problem of calls to reassigned cell phone numbers, which subject recipients "of the reassigned number to annoyance and wastes the time and effort of the caller while potentially subjecting the caller … [Read more...] about More FCC Questions About Proposed Database of Reassigned Mobile Numbers
Late on March 26, the Department of Commerce announced that the 2020 census will add a citizenship question. “Adding a citizenship question to the decennial census without appropriate testing introduces unknown accuracy risks due to the potential that it will deter legal or illegal immigrants from … [Read more...] about Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Could Harm Accuracy and Costs