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Author Archives: Angela Campbell
A big thank you to IPR alums Erin Dozier, Corie Wright, Jenny Prime, Karen Henein, and Khaliah Barnes, for organizing a Reunion Happy Hour for former IPR students and fellows who worked in the communications section while at IPR and/or … Continue reading
In early August, Staff Attorney Laura Moy put the finishing touches on some filings then went to the hospital and delivered a healthy 8 lb. 8 oz. son. His name is Alexander Joseph Vuolo, but his parents call him Xander. … Continue reading
On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued an order revising its children’s privacy rules to take account of new technologies and marketing practices. The order adopts many of the proposals supported in the comments filed by IPR and … Continue reading
Today, the United Church of Christ’s Office of Communication, Inc. (OC, Inc.) presented the Everett C. Parker Award to Albert H. Kramer. This award recognizes Al for founding the Citizens Communications Center in 1969. In 1980, the Citizens Communications Center … Continue reading
On August 28, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission responded to IPR’s Request for Investigation by filing a complaint against the makers of Your Baby Can Read! (“YBCR”). YBCR is a set of DVDs, books, and flashcards that retails for approximately $200. It … Continue reading
In December 2012, IPR filed two Requests for Investigation with the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of the Center for Digital Democracy. Both allege that mobile apps directed at children were collecting personal information in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy … Continue reading