2019 Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC 2019)

 

May 30 & 31, 2019
UC Berkeley Law School
Berkeley, CA

 

Organized jointly by BCLT and the George Washington University Law School, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (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. PLSC brings together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciplines (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government). For more information, see our FAQ.

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 recommended that participants devote 1.5 to 2 days of reading to prepare prior to the conference. One does not need to submit a paper to participate in PLSC–indeed most participants do not.

PLSC is an annual event, alternating between Berkeley Law and The George Washington University School of Law.

Participation is by invitation only. Last year, PLSC had 280 participants.

International Association of Privacy Professionals Paper Award

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is sponsoring an award for two papers presented at PLSC. The two winning authors will each receive $2,500 from IAPP, an opportunity to present the paper at the IAPP Privacy Academy 2017 (travel will be provided for up to two authors of each paper), and an opportunity to publish an abstract or summary of the paper in the Privacy Advisor. The criteria are overall excellence and relevance to the practice of privacy law. and the recipients are chosen by our program committee.

PLSC Program Committee

The PLSC Program Committee assists in judging papers for awards, and in selecting abstracts for inclusion in the conference.

  • Franziska Boehm, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Ryan Calo, University of Washington
  • Danielle Citron, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • Julie Cohen, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Deven Desai, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Kirsty Hughes, University of Cambridge
  • William McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Paul Ohm, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Paul Schwartz, Berkeley Law
  • Priscilla Regan, George Mason University
  • Neil Richards, Washington University Law

PLSC Co-Chairs

  • Daniel J. Solove, George Washington University School of Law
  • Chris Jay Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley Law & School of Information

2019 Accepted Abstracts

Privacy Law’s False Promise, by Ari E Waldman (New York Law School)*
Trust in Automation, by Kirsten E Martin (George Washington University)*; Ari E Waldman (New York Law School)
Data Frontrunners: Privacy Issues in Urban Data Analysis, by Ira Rubinstein (NYU School of Law)*; Bilyana​ Petkova (Maastricht​ University)
Contracting for Personal Data, by Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (New York University School of Law)*; Kevin Davis (New York University School of Law)
Implementing Carpenter, by Orin Kerr (University of Southern California Gould School of Law)*
Representation Reinforcement in an Era of Artificial Intelligence, by Sonia Katyal (UC Berkeley)*
The Emerging Principles of Fourth Amendment Privacy, by Matthew Tokson (University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law)*
The right to be let alone … by yourself, by Bart Van der Sloot (Tilburg University)*
Privacy Regulation as Competition Policy, by Sean Howell (Law Clerk)*
Law and Policy for the Second Quantum Revolution, by Chris  Hoofnagle (UC Berkeley Law)*
The Law and Politics of Cyberattack Attribution, by Kristen Eichensehr (UCLA School of Law)*
Exploring the boundaries of encryption policies and practices: a human rights-based approach, by Ot van Daalen (University of Amsterdam)*
Information Avoidance and Internet Privacy, by Dan Svirsky (Harvard University)*
A Design for Public Trustee and Privacy Protection Regulation, by Priscilla M Regan (George Mason University)*
A Right to Reasonable Inferences Re-Thinking Data Protection Law in the Age of Big Data and AI, by Sandra Wachter (University of Oxford)*; Brent Mittelstadt (University of Oxford)
Reconceptualizing Police Deception, by Kiel Brennan-Marquez (University of Connecticut)*; Peter Siegelman (University of Connecticut)
From Deceptiveness to Unfairness: Towards a Paradigm for Privacy Law and Policy in the Era of Predictive Analytics, by Dennis D Hirsch (Ohio State Moritz College of Law)*
Female Servitude by Default and Social Harm: AI Virtual Personal Assistants, Data Privacy Law, and the FTC, by Nora Ni Loideain (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London)*; Rachel Adams (  Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London)
Revising and Updating the Privacy Act of 1974: The Privacy Act Project, by Robert Gellman (Privacy Consultant)*
Binary Governance, by Margot Kaminski (Colorado Law)*
Algorithms and Human Freedom, by Richard Warner (Chicago-Kent College of Law)* and Robert H. Sloan (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Unraveling Data Sovereignty, by Jennifer C Daskal (American University Washington College of Law)*
Battle of the Privacy Regimes? The GDPR meets the CCPA, by Anupam Chander (Georgetown Law School)*; Margot Kaminski (Colorado Law); Bill McGeveran (University of Minnesota Law School); 
Measuring Data Protection: A Report Card for GDPR, by omer tene (iapp)*; Jules Polonetsky (FPF)
When peer-production becomes gamified data capture: user freedom in the platform economy, by Elettra Bietti (Harvard Law School)*
The Right to Contestation, by Jennifer Urban (UC Berkeley Law)*;Margot Kaminski (Colorado Law); 
PRIVACY AND RELIGIOUS VIEWS, by Madelyns R Sanfilippo (CITP, Princeton University)*; Yafit Lev-Aretz (NYU School of Law)
Black Parents and Child Privacy Protection , by Najarian Peters (Seton Hall University Law)*
“Big Government, Big Tech,” and Other Public-Private Partnerships for Implementing China’s Social Credit System Project, by Xin Dai (Ocean University of China)*; Shazeda Ahmed (University of California-Berkeley School of Information)
Towards a reform of the EU regime for international transfers of personal data, by Svetlana  Yakovleva (Institute for Information Law (IvIR))*
Agency Laundering and Information Technologies, by Alan Rubel (University of Wisconsin-Madison)*; Clinton Castro (Florida International University); Adam Pham (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
The Role of Platforms in Privacy Law and Policy: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead, by Joris Van Hoboken (University of Amsterdam)*; Nico Van Eijk (University of Amsterdam); Ronan Fahy (University of Amsterdam)
Genetic Genealogy after Carpenter, by Natalie Ram (University of Baltimore School of Law)*
Privacy and the Human Element , by Yafit Lev-Aretz (NYU School of Law)*
Artificial Intelligence in International Affairs: Using Data Governance to Combat Authoritarian AI, by Jesse Woo (Kyoto University)*
Examining the Anomalies, Explaining the Value: Should the USA Freedom Act’s Metadata Program be Extended?, by Susan Landau (Tufts University)*; Asaf Lubin (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University)
Predictive Fairness in Criminal Justice, by Richard M Re (UCLA School of Law)*
Defining the Scope of “Possession, Custody, or Control” for Privacy Issues and the Cloud Act, by Justin Hemmings (Georgia Tech)*; Sreenidhi Srinivasan (Georgia Tech); Peter Swire (Georgia Tech)
Owning Our IDs, by Sarah E Igo (Vanderbilt University)*
Implementing Algorithmic Impact Assessments, by Andrew D Selbst (Data & Society)*
Legitimacy in Context, by Ashley E Gorham (NYU)*; Helen Nissenbaum (Cornell Tech); Madelyns R Sanfilippo (CITP, Princeton University); Katherine Strandburg (New York University School of Law); Mark Verstraete (NYU)
Intergovernmental Cooperation in Electronic Surveillance, by Anne E Boustead (University of Arizona)*
Intellectual privacy for European citizens who receive personalised news, by Sarah J Eskens (University of Amsterdam)*
Resistance to the 1940 Census and the Politics of Data, by Dan Bouk (Colgate University)*
The Role of Satellites and Our Smart Devices: Data Surprises, by Anne T McKenna (Penn State Dickinson Law)*; Jenni Evans (Penn State Institute for CyberScience); Amy Gaudion (Penn State Dickinson Law)
Manipulating Opportunity, by Pauline Kim (Washington University Law School)*
The GDPR as a data-driven research methodology, by Jef Ausloos (University of Amsterdam (IViR))*
Knowledge Governance Frameworks , by PAM DIXON (WORLD PRIVACY FORUM)*; Jane K Winn (University of Washington School of Law)
The Case for Cyber-Physical Professionals, by Bryan Choi (The Ohio State University)*
Multi-layered interoperability in practice – the Danish National Police’s implementation of POL-INTEL, by Julia Ballaschk  (Danish National Police)*
A Composition Theory for Privacy Law, by John A Fluitt (Georgetown Institute for Technology Law & Policy)*; Kobbi Nissim (Georgetown University Dept. of Computer Science); Alexandra Wood (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society); Aloni Cohen (MIT); Micah Altman (MIT Libraries); Salome Viljoen (Berkman Klein Center)
“This all seemed fairly normal to me”—The Absence of Effect of Privacy Policies on Invasive Personal Disclosure , by Jennifer King (Center for Internet and Society), Richmond Y Wong (University of California Berkeley); Rena Coen (University of California, Berkeley School of Information); Jael Makagon (Santa Clara County)
Algorithmic transparency as a disciplinary technique in scored society, by Hao Wang (University of Amsterdam)*
AI, lawyers, and professional work: The practice of law with automated decision support technologies, by Daniel N Kluttz (UC Berkeley School of Information)*; Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley School of Information)
Formalism, Computing, and Social Change, by Rediet Abebe (Cornell University); Solon Barocas (Cornell University); Jon Kleinberg (Cornell); Karen Levy (Cornell University); Manish Raghavan (Cornell); David Robinson (Upturn)*
Strategic Games and Algorithmic Transparency, by Ignacio N Cofone (McGill University)*
Reasonable Data Security, by Jonathan Mayer (Princeton University)*
The Economic Impact of Privacy Protection: The Effects of Online Ad-Blocking and Anti-Tracking Technologies on Consumers’ Online Behavior and Purchases, by Li Jiang (George Washington University); Alisa Frik (International Computer Science Institute, UC Berkeley); Florian Schaub (University of Michigan); Cristobal Cheyre (Carnegie Mellon University); Alessandro Acquisti (CMU)*
The Impact of GDPR on the Ad-Supported Online Ecosystem, by Vincent Lefrere (Institut Mines Telecom, Business School-University of Paris Sud); Logan Warberg (Carnegie Mellon University); Cristobal Cheyre (Carnegie Mellon University); Veronica Marotta (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota ); Alessandro Acquisti (CMU)*
Candidate Privacy, by Rebecca  Green (William & Mary Law School)*
Do You Get What You Pay For? Comparing The Privacy Behaviors of Free vs. Paid Apps, by Serge Egelman (ICSI / UC Berkeley)*; Kenneth Bamberger (UC Berkeley Law); Amit Elazari (BerkeleyLaw); Irwin Reyes (International Computer Science Institute)
Legal Implications of Emergent Behavior in  Complex Robotic Systems and Swarms: Beyond the Trolley Car Problem, by Jesse Woo (Kyoto University)*; Jan Whittington (University of Washington); Daniel Friedman (Stanford University); Tucker Chambers (Crypoptera); Boyang Sa (University of Washington); Feiyang Sun (University of Washington)
Privacy From Doctors, by Carleen Zubrzycki (DOJ Civil Appellate)*
Life, law, and new privacy in a world of illusions and manipulations, by Andrew Odlyzko (University of Minnesota, USA)*
Privacy Imperialism: Europe as a United States Privacy Regulator, by Woodrow Hartzog (Northeastern University School of Law and College of Computer and Information Science)*; Neil Richards (Washington University Law)
Consumer Response to Data Breach: Evidence from Consumer Transactions, by Rahul Telang (Carnegie Mellon University)*; Yangfan Liang (Carnegie Mellon University)
The Automated Administrative State, by Danielle Citron (U. Maryland Law School)*; Ryan Calo (University of Washington)
When Law Frees Us to Speak, by Danielle Citron (U. Maryland Law School)*; Jonathon Penney (Citizen Lab (University of Toronto) / Dalhousie / Princeton CITP)
The Paradox of Automation as Anti-Bias Mechanism, by Ifeoma Ajunwa (Cornell University)*
Big Data in Consumer Lending Transactions, by Stacy-Ann Elvy (New York Law School)*
The CLOUD Act and the right to privacy of Non US persons, by Chinmayi Arun (National Law University Delhi)*
Freedom needs Privacy: on how individual autonomy cannot be assumed but depends on de facto privacies in a complex social world., by Maria Brincker (UMB)*

Hotel Accommodations

Sponsors

In 2018, the Program Committee adopted a statement reflecting our longstanding approach to sponsorship.

Microsoft

 

 

 

 

Participants (as of January 26, 2019)

Shazeda Ahmed, UC Berkeley School of Information
Kamel Ajji, Paris 2 University
Ifeoma Ajunwa, Cornell University
Kendra Albert, Harvard Law School
Micah Altman, MIT
Denise Anthony, University of Michigan
Ana Anton, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jocelyn Aqua, PwC
Chinmayi Arun, Beckman Klein Centre at Harvard University
Jef Ausloos, University of Amsterdam (IViR)
Lisa Austin, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Peter Austin, Palantir Technologies
Julia Ballaschk, Danish National Police
Renata Barreto, Berkeley Law
Steven Bellovin, Columbia University
Michael Birnhack, Tel Aviv University
Jody Blanke, Mercer University
Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Drexel University Kline School of Law
Dan Bouk, Colgate University
Anne Boustead, University of Arizona
Courtney Bowman, Palantir Technologies
Maria Brincker, University of Massachusetts Boston
Maja Brkan, Maastricht University
Jill Bronfman, Common Sense Media
Jeff Brueggeman, AT&T
Aaron Burstein, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Lee Bygrave, University of Oslo
Matt Cagle, ACLU of Northern California
Joseph Calandrino, Federal Trade Commission
Ryan Calo, University of Washington
Tim Casey, Calif. Western School of Law
Bryan Choi, The Ohio State University
Moon Jung Choi, visiting scholar of UC Berkeley
Danielle Citron, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Ignacio Cofone, McGill University
Julie Cohen, Georgetown Law
Rebecca Crootof, Yale Law School
Catherine Crump, UC Berkeley School of Law
Mary Culnan, Future of Privacy Forum
Rachel Cummings, Georgia Tech
Xin Dai, Ocean University of China Law School
Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law
Lydia De La Torre, Santa Clara
Alex Deane, FTI Consulting
Jolynn Dellinger, Duke/UNC
Deven Desai, GA Tech, Scheller College of Business
Will Devries, Google
Pam Dixon, World Privacy Forum
Nick Doty, UC Berkeley, School of Information
Natasha Duarte, Center for Democracy & Technology
Lilian Edwards, University of Newcastle,  Law School
Serge Egelman, UC Berkeley / ICSI
Kristen Eichensehr, UCLA School of Law
Amit Elazari, UC Berkeley School of Information, Intel
Stacy-Ann Elvy, New York Law School
Sarah Eskens, University of Amsterdam
Ronan Fahy, University of Amsterdam
Muge Fazlioglu, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Aaron Fluitt, Georgetown Institute for Technology Law & Policy
Sharon Franklin, New America’s Open Technology Institute
Juliane Fries, World Bank
Kazunori Furuya, Berkeley Law School
Amy Gajda, Tulane University Law School
Raphaël Gellert, TILT
Robert Gellman, Privacy Consultant
Lauren Gelman, BlurryEdge Strategies
Stephanie Glaberson, Georgetown Law
Jake Goldenfein, Cornell Tech
Ashley Gorham, University of Pennsylvania/ NYU Information Law Institute
Megan Graham, UC Berkeley School of Law
John Grant, Palantir Technologies
Jim Graves, Georgetown Law
Megan Gray, DuckDuckGo
Rebecca Green, William & Mary Law School
Jeremy Greenberg, Future of Privacy Forum
Michael Hamilton, Salesforce
Gautam Hans, Vanderbilt Law School
Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University
Stephen Henderson, The University of Oklahoma
Mike Hintze, Hintze Law PLLC / University of Washington School of Law
Dennis Hirsch, Ohio State Moritz College of Law
Jared Ho, Federal Trade Commission
Lance Hoffman, George Washington University
Chris Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley
Margaret Hu, Washington & Lee Law School
Kirsty Hughes, University of Cambridge
Sarah Igo, Vanderbilt University
Catherine Jasserand, University of Groningen
Joseph Jerome, Center for Democracy & Technology
Kristin Johnson, Tulane University Law School
D.R. Jones, University of Memphis School of Law
Margot Kaminski, Colorado Law
Sonia Katyal, UC Berkeley
Brett Kaufman, ACLU
Elizabeth Keneski, Facebook
Orin Kerr, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Cameron Kerry, Brookings/MIT
Ido Kilovaty, University of Tulsa College of Law
Pauline Kim, Washington University School of Law
Jen King, Stanford Center for Internet and Society
Anne Klinefelter, University of North Carolina
Daniel Kluttz, UC Berkeley School of Information
Logan Koepke, Upturn
Nitin Kohli, UC Berkeley School of Information
Debra Krauss, UCB
Joshua Kroll, UC Berkeley
Susan Landau, Tufts University
Claudia Langer, University of Saarland Law School, Germany/AUDI Group
Ronald Lee, Arnold & Porter
Becky Lenaburg, Microsoft Corporation
Brenda Leong, Future of Privacy Forum
Karen Levy, Cornell University
Tiffany Li, Yale Law School
David Lieber, Google
Katrina Ligett, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Asaf Lubin, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Jennifer Lynch, EFF
Orla Lynskey, LSE Law
Lance Mabry, IDEM
Mark Maccarthy, Georgetown University
Rory Macmillan, Macmillan Keck Attorneys & Solicitors
Mary Madden, Data & Society Research Institute
Jonathan Manes, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Carter Manny, University of Southern Maine
Mason Marks, Yale Law School
Dustin Marlan, University of Massachusetts School of Law
Chanda Marlowe, Future of Privacy Forum
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, New York University School of Law
Kirsten Martin, George Washington University School of Business
Aaron Massey, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Hideyuki Matsumi, Independent Researcher
Andrea Matwyshyn, Northeastern University
William Mcgeveran, University of Minnesota Law School
Anne Mckenna, Penn State’s Dickinson Law and Institute for  CyberScience
Emily Mcreynolds, Microsoft Research
Sylvain Métille, Lausanne University (Switzerland)
Christopher Millard, Queen Mary University of London
Laura Moy, Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law
Scott Mulligan, Skidmore College
Tejas Narechania, UC Berkeley School of Law
Bryce Newell, University of Kentucky
Nora Ni Loideain, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
Kobbi Nissim, Georgetown University
Thomas O’Malley, Former DOJ, Founder of Frozen Pii
Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota
Paul Ohm, Georgetown University Law Center
Amy Oliver, Future of Privacy Forum
Peter Ormerod, Western Carolina University
Nicole Ozer, ACLU of California
Susan Park, Boise State University
Stephanie Pell, West Point
Jon Penney, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto / Dalhousie / Princeton CITP
Najarian Peters, Seton Hall Law School
Riana Pfefferkorn, Stanford Center for Internet and Society
Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum
Kenneth Propp, Georgetown University Law Center
Natalie Ram, University of Baltimore School of Law
Richard Re, UCLA School of Law
Priscilla Regan, George Mason University
Blake Reid, Colorado Law
Neil Richards, Washington University in St. Louis
Sarah Roberts, UCLA
David Robinson, Cornell Information Science
Zak Rogoff, Georgetown University
Alex Rosenblat, Data & Society Research Institute
Alan Rozenshtein, University of Minnesota Law School
Alan Rubel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ira Rubinstein, NYU School of Law
Madelyn Sanfilippo, CITP, Princeton
Elaine Sedenberg, UC Berkeley School of Information
Andrew Selbst, Data & Society Research Institute
Stuart Shapiro, MITRE Corporation
Katie Shilton, University of Maryland, College Park
Yan Shvartzshnaider, NYU
Robert Sloan, university of Illinois @ Chicago
Bart Sloot, TILT, Tilburg University
Stephen Smith, Stanford Center for Internet & Society
Daniel Solove, George Washington University School of Law
Jeff Sovern, St. John’s University School of Law
Luke Stark, Microsoft Research Montreal
Andrew Stivers, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics
Katherine Strandburg, New York University School of Law
Daniel Susser, Penn State
Dan Svirsky, Harvard University
Dan Svirsky, Harvard University
Peter Swire, Georgia Institute of Technology
David Thaw, University of Pittsburgh
Matthew Tokson, University of Utah
Prem Trivedi, Georgetown University
Janice Tsai, Mozilla
Charlotte Tschider, DePaul University College of Law
Blase Ur, University of Chicago
Jennifer Urban, UC Berkeley School of Law
Ot Van Daalen, Institute for Information Law
Nico Van Eijk, Institute for Information Law (IViR, University of Amsterdam)
Joris Van Hoboken, LSTS (VUB) & IViR (UvA)
Michael Veale, University College London
Maximilian Von Grafenstein, Einstein Center Digital Future / Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Sandra Wachter, University of Oxford
Ari Waldman, New York Law School
Hao Wang, University of Amsterdam
Richard Warner, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Cheryl Washington, UC DAVIS
Yeong Wei Wee, Palantir Technologies
Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo
Jonathan Weinberg, Wayne State Univ. Law School
Lindsay Weinberg, Purdue University
Christiane Wendehorst, University of Vienna
Christiane Wendehorst, University of Vienna
Susanne Wetzel, Stevens Institute of Technology
Rebecca Wexler, Southern District of New York
Tara Whalen, Google
Craig Wills, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kurt Wimmer, Covington & Burling
Jane Winn, University of Washington School of Law
Peter Winn, U.S. Department of Justice
Shane Witnov, Facebook
Richmond Wong, UC Berkeley School of Information
Jesse Woo, Kyoto University
Alexandra Wood, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Allison Woodruff, Google
Felix Wu, Cardozo School of Law
Svetlana Yakovleva, Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam), De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Harlan Yu, Upturn
Tal Zarsky, Univ. of Haifa – Faculty of Law
Elana Zeide, UCLA
Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, University Brussels & Amsterdam