June 2014 Privacy Law Scholars Conference
The Seventh Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference
Thursday and Friday, June 5-6, 2014
Hosted by The George Washington School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law and The George Washington University Law School will be holding the seventh annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) on June 5-6, 2014, at the Marvin Center in Washington, DC.
The PLSC assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice. It will bring together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciplines (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government). Our goal is to enhance ties within the privacy law community and to facilitate dialogue between the different parts of that community (academy, government, industry, and public interest).
PLSC is a paper workshop. There are no published proceedings, and after the event, papers are not available. Because authors' drafts are works in progress, we do not publicly release these writings, nor do we publicize them (no Tweeting, blogging, etc.), as authors' ideas are often inchoate and need incubation for full development.
At PLSC, papers workshops are led by a "commenter" who facilitates a discussion among participants on an author's paper. Authors are encouraged to participate in "listening" mode. There are no panels or talking head events at PLSC.
All participants are expected to read and be prepared to discuss one paper per session (usually a total of 8 papers), and thus PLSC requires significant preparation. We recommend that participants devote 1.5 to 2 days of reading to prepare prior to the conference.
The PLSC is an annual event, alternating between Berkeley and GW Law Schools. Participation is by invitation only. Last year, PLSC had 240 participants.
PLSC 2014 Keynote speaker: Evgeny Morozov
Sponsors: PLSC is made possible through support from our founding sponsor, The Future of Privacy Forum, and other generous contributors.
Founding Sponsor: The Future of Privacy Forum
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Abstract and outline submissions:
If you would like to workshop a paper at PLSC, please send a title, abstract, and brief outline to Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 10th, 2014.
We will announce accepted abstracts on January 24th, 2014.
Workshop versions of the paper will be due Friday, May 2, 2014. There is no commitment (or opportunity) to publish. Please note that since PLSC is a paper workshop, we focus upon works in progress, rather than accepted, soon-to-be-published, or published works.
When we survey participants, the most common complaint surrounds late papers. Thus, we reserve the right to cancel workshops if the paper draft is not provided sufficiently in advance for meaningful critique by participants.
PLSC Archive: We maintain an archive of previous PLSC papers and participants here.