Speaker Profile

Phyllis Spaeth
Assistant Director, CARU / Council of Better Business Bureau

During Phyllis Spaeth’s tenure at CARU, she authored the CARU section of the white paper Guidance for Food Advertising Self-Regulation. In addition, she drafted the first COPPA Safe Harbor Application to be approved by the FTC. She has taken part in many meetings with the FTC relating to COPPA policy. On a day-to-day basis, Ms. Spaeth manages CARU’s staff attorneys, providing professional development, editing cases, and educating staff on the nuances of advertising and privacy law. She came to CARU after serving for 10 years as head of the New York State attorney general’s Hazardous Products Task Force, where she was responsible for the recall and redesign of hazardous consumer products, including children’s toys and other products intended for use by children. She is as graduate of CCNY and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.