Thursday, May 16, 2013

Children’s Health and Privacy Staff Attorney; Center for Digital Democracy

Children’s Health and Privacy Staff Attorney Center for Digital Democracy

Job Type: Staff Attorney
Schedule Type: Full Time

 Job Description

The staff attorney will assist the Center for Digital Democracy (“CDD”) in developing and
advocating for policies that protect the privacy of children and teens online and protect children and teens from unfair and deceptive advertising practices, especially with regard to food and beverage marketing. The staff attorney will draft comments filed with regulatory agencies, investigate alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, investigate possible violations of the Federal Trade Commission Act’s prohibitions against deceptive and unfair advertising practices, draft requests for investigations, and represent CDD in meetings with government officials, representatives of other consumer groups, and companies engaged in marketing to children and teens. The staff attorney will start in summer 2013. At present, we have sufficient funding for one year and hope to be able to secure additional funding.


CDD is recognized as one of the leading consumer protection and privacy advocates in the United States. Since its founding in 2001 (and prior to that through its predecessor organization, the Center for Media Education), CDD has been at the forefront of research, public education, and advocacy on protecting consumers in the digital age. Its impact has been highly significant, fostering widespread debate, educating a spectrum of stakeholders, and creating a legacy of government and self-­‐regulatory safeguards across a variety of Internet and digital media platforms. CDD’s public education programs are focused on informing consumers, policy makers, and the press about contemporary digital marketing issues, including its impact on public health, children and youth, and financial services. More information is available at


The candidate must be a member of a state bar and have at least one year of legal experience. She or he should be able to conduct thorough factual and legal research, communicate clearly in writing and orally, the ability to work independently and with others, and a strong commitment do public interest work. Having some background in any of the following areas would be a plus: privacy law, internet law, administrative law, legislation, policy work, marketing, health, consumer protection, computer science, and social networks.


CDD offers a competitive salary (for public interest lawyers) and benefits.

Application Instructions:

Submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and a list of 3 references to Applications accepted until June 28th, 2013.

Contact Information:

Joy Spencer