2020 Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC 2020)


with George Washington Law School

June 4-5, 2020
Washington, DC
Virtual Event (keyed to eastern time)

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 “discussion leader” 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 2020 is at capacity and we are not accepting new registrations.

In light of the COVID pandemic, PLSC 2020 will be a 100% virtual event, following an eastern time schedule. More details coming.

Click here for the archives of previous Privacy Law Scholars Conferences.

PLSC 2020 Program


Day 1 – Thursday, June 4th

NOTE: All times are U.S Eastern Time (ET)

9:00 AM Opening Remarks 
9:15 AM – 10:20 AM First Session
Data Market Discipline: From Financial Regulation to Data Governance by Sebastian Benthall and Salome Viljoen, discussion by Julie Cohen
Hey, Google, Where’s My Amazon Alexa?: An Intersectional Map of Where We Are on Virtual Assistant Privacy Policies, Security Standards, and Real-Life Use by Jill Bronfman, discussion by Lance Mabry
Online political microtargeting by foreign actors: an interdisciplinary exploration by Tom Dobber, Ronan Ó Fathaigh, and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, discussion by Robert Sloan
What Drives Who Has Access to Police Body Camera Footage? by Alex Marthews and Catherine Tucker, discussion by Beatriz Botero Arcila
Avoidability in U.S. Privacy Law by Laura Moy, discussion by D.R. Jones
Techno-Futurism in Play: Privacy, Surveillance, and Innovation at Disney by Madelyn Sanfilippo and Yan Shvartzshnaider, discussion by Jody Blanke
The Silicon Ceiling by Elana Zeide, discussion by Rory Van Loo
The Myth of the Privacy Paradox by Daniel J. Solove, discussion by Bilyana Petkova
Regulatory Spillovers: The Case of GDPR by Kevin E. Davis and Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, discussion by Sylvain Métille
10:20 AM–11:00 AM Break
The UK Job Market. Hosted by Kirsty Hughes
Mentoring and Checking In. Hosted by Danielle Citron
Understanding NSF funding opportunities. Hosted by Jeremy Epstein
Empirical Investigation of Privacy. Hosted by Chris Slobogin and Matthew Kluger
Law & CS Cross Pollination. Hosted by Aloni Cohen and Sarah Scheffler
11:00 AM–12:05 PM 2nd Session
Alternative Data: Underscoring Consumer Privacy by Kristin Johnson, discussion by Ido Sivan-Sevilla
Surveillance Deputies by Karen Levy and Lauren Kilgour, discussion by Ron Lee
Shining a Light on Dark Patterns by Jamie Luguri and Lior Strahilevitz, discussion by Lorrie Cranor
The Internet of Suspect Bodies by Stephanie Pell and Andrea M. Matwyshyn, discussion by Jennifer Daskal
Privacy’s Vicious Cycle by Ari Waldman, discussion by Kirsten Martin
Interrogating and Expanding “Design” in Privacy By Design by Richmond Wong and Deirdre Mulligan, discussion by Ryan Calo
Implications of Data Anonymization on the Statistical Evidence of Disparity by Heng Xu and Nan Zhang, discussion by Leslie Francis
Data Ownership is Not Dispositive: Data Ownership and Access in Outsourced “Smart City” Data Programs by Meg Young, discussion by Elaine Sedenberg
Seductive Surveillance and Social Change The Rise of the Voice Intelligence Industry by Joseph Turow, discussion by Alan Rubel
12:05 PM–1:15 PM Lunchtime break
12:05 -12:35 Privacy Research Beyond the Law: Mentoring on Experimental Research Design in Privacy. Hosted by Alexis Shore
12:05 -12:35 Privacy, surveillance, and covid-19–charting out a research agenda. Hosted by Leslie Francis
12:05 -12:35 Women privacy law scholars. Hosted by Kristin Johnson 
12:05 -12:35 Bridging the Gaps: New Brookings Report of Federal Privacy Legislation. Hosted by Cam Kerry
12:05 -12:35 Managing Interns, Research Assistants, and New Hires: Let’s Discuss Delegating and Sharing Work Online. Hosted by Jill Bronfman
12:30–1:00  Celebrating Joel Reidenberg’s life, led by Ari Waldman
1:15–2:20 3rd Session
Algorithmic Impact Assessments and the Private Sector by Andrew Selbst, discussion by Denise Anthony
Surveillance Capitalism Online: Cookies, Notice & Choice, and Web Privacy by Meg Jones, discussion by James Rule
Trademarks as Surveillance Transparency by Amanda Levendowski, discussion by Jessica Silbey
Designing for the Privacy Commons by Darakhshan Mir, discussion by Blase Ur
Failed Hybrids: The Death and Life of Bluetooth Proximity Marketing by Gabriel Nicholas and Aaron Shapiro, discussion by Joseph Calandrino
Life, law, and new privacy in a world of illusions and manipulations by Andrew Odlyzko, discussion by Susanne Wetzel
Encryption, Privacy, and the Future of Law-Enforcement Searches by Julissa Milligan, Alan Z. Rozenshtein & Mayank Varia, discussion by Susan Landau
Why fairness cannot be automated: Bridging the gap between EU non-discrimination law and AI by Sandra Wachter, Brent Mittelstadt, and Chris Russell, discussion by Jennifer Urban
When a Small Change Makes a Big Difference by Tal Zarsky, Jane Bambauer, and Jonathan Mayer, discussion by Felix Wu
2:20–3:00 Break
Uniform Law Commission Project on Model Privacy Laws. Hosted by William McGeveran
Platform Responsibility by Daniel Solove
The future of EU, UK, and US privacy – What will it be?  What should it be? Hosted by Peter Swire
Privacy: What’s Identity Got To Do With It?” Hosted by Tom O’Malley
Pro Bono War Stories: Sharing Past Work That Benefited the Public Interest. Hosted by Chris Wolf
3:00–4:05 4th Session
Narratives and Counternarratives on Data Sharing in and for Africa by Rediet Abebe, Kehinde Aruleba, Abeba Birhane, Sara Kingsley, George Obaido, Sekou Remy, and Swathi Sadagopan, discussion by Juliane Fries
Automated Employment Discrimination by Ifeoma Ajunwa, discussion by Sharon Bradford Franklin
Public Video Surveillance and Searches of “Persons” after Carpenter by Marc Blitz, discussion by Brian Owsley
Are the Census Data Fit for Purpose? The Entanglement of Politics and Math, by Dan Bouk and danah boyd, discussion by Rachel Cummings
Post Market Capitalism by Kiel Brennan-Marquez and Daniel Susser, discussion by Dustin Marlan
H.R. 1984, a bill to enact the United States Agency Fair Information Practices Act (USA-FIPS Act) by Robert Gellman, discussion by Priscilla Regan
An Ecological Approach to Data Governance by Jasmine McNealy, discussion by Brett Frischmann
Governing an Algorithm in the Wild, by David Robinson, discussion by Joseph Lorenzo Hall
Data as a Democratic Medium: A Relational Theory of Equality for the Data Political Economy by Salome Viljoen, discussion by Richard Warner
A Cybersecurity Duty? by Charlotte Tschider, discussion by Steven Bellovin
4:05– Post Proceedings
4:00-4:30 Informal Social Break for Tech Clinicians (open to new, old, and would-be clinicians or anyone who wants to talk to one!). Hosted by Blake Reid
4:00-4:30 Health Privacy in the Information Age. Hosted by Mason Marks
4:00-4:30 Feminist Cyberlaw. Hosted by Meg Jones and Amanda Levendowski 
4:00-4:30 Life in the post-truth world. Hosted by Andrew Odlyzko
4:00-4:30 Ideas for (and issues in) qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods projects. Hosted by Yan Fa
4:30-5:00 Neoliberalism and Privacy Managerialism. Hosted by Julie Cohen and Ari Waldman
4:30-5:30 Virtual Happy Hour. Hosted by Dan Solove

Day 2 – Friday, June 5th

NOTE: All times are U.S Eastern Time (ET)

9:00–10:05 AM 5th Session
Two Genealogies of Power and Autonomy in the Platform Economy by Elettra Bietti, discussion by Marcin Betkier
On Being a Client-Scholar-Practitioner by David Carroll, discussion by Megan Gray
Mechanism Design for What? by Jake Goldenfein, Salome Viljoen, and Lee McGuigan, discussion by Jan Whittington
Safe Harbors for Algorithms? by Pauline Kim, discussion by Joris van Hoboken
Understanding Chilling Effects and their Harms by Jon Penney, discussion by Gavin Phillipson
Real-Time Bidding and Adtech Under European Data Protection Law by Michael Veale and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, discussion by Tara Whalen
Privacy as Privilege by Rebecca Wexler, discussion by Paul Ohm
Modeling the Right to be Forgotten, by Aloni Cohen, Adam Smith, Marika Swanberg, and Prashant Nalini Vasudevan, discussion by Joshua Kroll
Ubiquitous Wiretaps and the Legal Implications of Passive Listening by Lindsey Barrett and Ilaria Liccardi, discussion by Anne Toomey McKenna
The Portability and Other Required Transfers Impact Assessment (PORT-IA): Assessing Competition, Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Other Considerations by Peter Swire, discussion by Michael Froomkin
10:05–10:50 Break
Pitching and writing op-eds on privacy law Hosted by Josephine Wolff
Social Break. Hosted by Rebecca Wexler
Pandemic & Privacy: thermal scanning, facial recognition, and AI. Hosted by Brenda Leong
Getting ahead of the curve – what will we be writing about in the next couple of years? Hosted by Tal Zarsky 
Does the Apple/Google coronavirus tracking tool strike the right balance between fighting the virus and protecting people’s privacy? Hosted by Lance Hoffman
10:50–12:00 6th Session
In the Shadow of the ‘Smart Court’: Challenges to Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability in China’s Applications of Courtroom AI by Shazeda Ahmed and Xin Dai, discussion by Angie Raymond
Protected Grounds and the System of Non- Discrimination Law in the Context of Algorithmic Decision-Making and Artificial Intelligence by Janneke Gerards  and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, discussion by Sam Wrigley
Structuring TechLaw by Rebecca Crootof and BJ Ard, discussion by Katherine Strandburg
The Coronavirus (Safeguards) Bill 2020: Proposed protections for digital interventions and in relation to immunity certificates by Lilian Edwards and Michael Veale, discussion by Daniel Weitzner
Corporate Data Ethics: Data Governance Transformations for the Age of Advanced Analytics and AI by Dennis Hirsch, Timothy Bartley, Aravind Chandrasekaran, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Piers Norris Turner and Davon Norris, discussion by Emily McReynolds
Decrypting Originalism: The Lessons of Burr by Orin Kerr, discussion by Matthew Kugler
Is Personal Data a Market Good? The Intractability of Paying for Privacy​ by Aileen Nielsen, discussion by Svetlana Yakovleva
Show Me the (Data About the) Money! Financial Regulation, and Consumer Financial Information by Nizan Packin, discussion by Elizabeth Renieris
Privacy in Public Space: The Idea, Language and Image by Visakha Phusamruat, discussion by Rebecca Green
Singling Out: What a Rigorous Legal-Technical Analysis Teaches Us About Privacy Regulation by Alexandra Wood, Kobbi Nissim, Micah Altman, and Aloni Cohen, discussion by Stuart Shapiro
12:00–1:15 PM Lunch (with virtual sessions)
12:00–12:30 Senior-Junior Faculty Mentoring. Hosted by Julie Cohen
12:00-12:30  Lunch with Ira Rubinstein
12:30–1:00 Lunch with PLSC Co-Chairs Dan Solove & Chris Hoofnagle
1:15–2:20 PM 7th Session
Identity Theft and the Reproduction of Inequality by Jordan Brensinger, discussion by Michele Gilman
Improving Search and Seizure Warrants for the Digital Age by Jennifer Granick, discussion by Jolynn Dellinger
Data-Inalienability by Gautam Hans, discussion by DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo
Privacy Self-Help by Steven Hazel, discussion by Katie McInnis
The Death of the Privacy Author by Gordon Hull, discussion by Margaret Hu
One Size Does Not Fit All: Applying a Single Privacy Policy to (Too) Many Contexts by Yafit Lev-Aretz and Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo, discussion by Annie Anton
Evaluating How Global Privacy Principles Answer Consumers’ Questions About Mobile App Privacy by Joel R. Reidenberg, Norman Sadeh, Thomas Norton, and Abhilasha Ravichander, discussion by Kevin Moriarty
Making Privacy Injuries Concrete by Peter Ormerod, discussion by Deven Desai
A Duty of Loyalty in Privacy Law by Neil Richards and Woodrow Hartzog, discussion by Andrew Stivers
Inescapable Surveillance by Matthew Tokson, discussion by Brett Max Kaufman
2:20–2:55 Break
Senior-Junior Faculty Mentoring. Hosted by Woodrow Hartzog
Data Security Enforcement in 2020: Any Progress or Just a Hot Mess? Hosted by Dissent Doe
Teaching Privacy Law (and other Courses) via Zoom – Brainstorming about Best Practices. Hosted by Lior Strahilevitz
Social Break with Orin Kerr. Hosted by Orin Kerr
Privacy Law Scholars for Racial Justice. Hosted by Rediet Abebe
2:55–4:00 PM 8th Session
Automating Accountability? Privacy Policies, Data Transparency, and the Third Party Problem by David Lie, Lisa Austin, Peter Yi, Ping Sun, and Wenjun Qiu, discussion by Ignacio Cofone
Employees as Data Subjects by Matthew Bodie, discussion by Gaia Bernstein
Structural Sensor Surveillance by Andrew Ferguson, discussion by Kate Weisburd
Enhanced Privacy Duties for Dominant Companies, by Mark MacCarthy, discussion by Christopher Wolf
Privacy Work: The Labor of Protecting Information in a Networked Age by Alice Marwick, discussion by Lisa Nelson
Emotions, Computing, and Privacy: Developing an Ethical Framework for Designing Affective Computing Systems by Lydia Stamato, Andrea Kleinsmith, and Aaron K. Massey, discussion by Luke Stark
What Makes a Dark Pattern… Dark? Design Attributes, Normative Considerations, and Measurement Methods by Arunesh Mathur, Jonathan Mayer, and Mihir Kshirsagar discussion by Serge Egelman
Technologies of agreement: Automating regulation with data standards by Anne L. Washington, discussion by Siona Listokin
Health Privacy Exceptionalism and the Medicalization of Social Issues by Carleen Zubrzycki, discussion by Kendra Albert
4:00-5:00 Post Proceedings
LGBT Scholars Meetup. Hosted by Kendra Albert

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 K. Citron, Boston University 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
  • Margot Kaminski, University of Colorado Law
  • Orin Kerr, University of California, Berkeley
  • Karen Levy, Cornell University, Department of Information Science & Law School
  • William McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Paul Ohm, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Priscilla Regan, George Mason University
  • Neil Richards, Washington University Law
  • Ari Waldman, Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences

PLSC Co-Chairs

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

Final Participant List (316)(as of June 3, 2020)

Rediet Abebe, Harvard University
Shazeda Ahmed, University of California, Berkeley – School of Information
Ifeoma Ajunwa, Cornell ILR School/Cornell Law School
Kendra Albert, Harvard Law School
Denise Anthony, University of Michigan
Jocelyn Aqua, PwC
BJ Ard, University of Wisconsin Law School
Kehinde Aruleba, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Chinmayi Arun, Yale Law School
Peter Austin, Palantir Technologies
Lisa Austin, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Jeeyun (Sophia) Baik, University of Southern California
Noël Bangma, Radboud University
Lindsey Barrett, Institute for Public Representation, Communications & Technology Clinic, Georgetown Law
Daniel Barth-Jones, Columbia University
Steven Bellovin, Columbia University
Sebastian Benthall, Information Law Institute – NYU Law
Gaia Bernstein, Seton Hall University School of Law
Maya Bernstein, U. S. Dept of Health & Human Services
Marcin Betkier, Victoria University of Wellington
Elettra Bietti, Harvard Law School/Berkman-Klein
Abeba Birhane, UCD
Jody Blanke, Mercer University
Stacy Blasiola, Facebook
Marc Blitz, Oklahoma City University School of Law
Matthew Bodie, Saint Louis University School of Law
Beatriz Botero Arcila, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society / Harvard Law School
Dan Bouk, Colgate University
Courtney Bowman, Palantir
danah boyd, Microsoft Research
Jordan Brensinger, Columbia University
Jill Bronfman, Common Sense Media
Cheryl Brown, Univ. of North Carolina  at Charlotte
Jeff Brueggeman, AT&T
Paula Bruening, Casentino Strategies LLC
Aaron Burstein, Kelley Drye & Warren
Sarah Butler, NERA Economic Consulting
Joseph Calandrino, Federal Trade Commission
Ryan Calo, University of Washington School of Law
David Carroll, Parsons School of Design, The New School
Neil Chilson, Stand Together
Bryan Choi, The Ohio State University
Danielle Citrom, Boston University School of Law
Rena Coen, Rakuten, Inc.
Ignacio Cofone, McGill University Faculty of Law
Aloni Cohen, Boston University
Julie Cohen, Georgetown Law
Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University
Rebecca Crootof, University of Richmond Law School
Mary Culnan, Future of Privacy Forum
Rachel Cummings, Georgia Institute of Technology
Xin Dai, Peking University School of Law
Lucille Dai-He, N/A
Christian Dameff, University of California San Diego
Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law
Jolynn Dellinger, Duke Law School; NC DOJ
Deven Desai, GA Tech, Scheller College
Will DeVries, Google
Robert Deyling, Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Pam Dixon, World Privacy Forum
Tom Dobber, University of Amsterdam
Dissent Doe, DataBreaches.net/PogoWasRight.org
Megan Doerr, Sage Bionetworks
Danilo Doneda, IDP – Brazilan Public Law Institute
Nick Doty, UC Berkeley, School of Information
Lilian Edwards, Newcastle Law School
Stacy-Ann Elvy, UC Davis School of Law
Jeremy Epstein, National Science Foundation
Sarah Eskens, University of Amsterdam
Ronan Fahy, University of Amsterdam
Yan Fang, University of California, Berkeley
Müge Fazlioglu, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Caitlin Fennessy, IAPP
Andrew Ferguson, American University Washington College of Law
Darleen Fisher, NSF
Ariel Fox Johnson, Common Sense Media
Leslie Francis, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Diana Freed, Cornell Tech
Juliane Fries, World Bank
Brett Frischmann, Villanova University
Michael Froomkin, University of Miami
Robert Gellman, Privacy Consultant
Janneke Gerards, Utrecht University, Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice
Daniel Gillmor, ACLU
Michele Gilman, University of Baltimore School of Law
Sue Glueck, Microsoft
Jake Goldenfein, Cornell Tech
Nathan Good, Good research
Lauryn Gouldin, Syracuse University College of Law
Jennifer Granick, ACLU
John Grant, Palantir Technologies
James Graves, TBD
David Gray, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Megan Gray, DuckDuckGo
Jeremy Greenberg, Future of Privacy Forum
Wendy Grossman, Freelance writer
Ece Gumusel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thomas Haley, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Joseph Hall, Internet Society
Gautam Hans, Vanderbilt Law School
Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University
Steven Hazel, US District Courts
Justin Hemmings, PCLOB
Janine Hiller, Virginia Tech
Dennis Hirsch, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Lance Hoffman, George Washington University
Chris Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley
Gordon Hull, UNC Charlotte
Catherine Jasserand, RUG (University of Groningen)
Kristin Johnson, Tulane University Law School
D.R. Jones, University of Memphis School of Law
Meg Jones, Georgetown University
Sara Jordan, Future of Privacy Forum
Thomas Kadri, University of Georgia School of Law
Margot Kaminski, Colorado Law School
Brett Max Kaufman, ACLU
Girard Kelly, Common Sense Media
DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo, Georgia Tech
Orin Kerr, University of California, Berkeley Law School
Cam Kerry, The Brookings Institution
Lauren Kilgour, Cornell University
Pauline Kim, Washington University School of Law
Jonathan King, Cordell Institute
Sara Kingsley, Carnegie Mellon University
Andrea Kleinsmith, UMBC
Anne Klinefelter, University of North Carolina
Dena Kozanas, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Magdalena Krajewska, Wingate University
Mihir Kshirsagar, Princeton CITP
Matthew Kugler, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Elif Nur Kumru, Duke Center on Law & Tech
Susan Landau, Tufts University
Mary Leary, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
Ron Lee, Arnold & Porter
Becky Lenaburg, Microsoft Corporation
Brenda Leong, Future of Privacy Forum
Yafit Lev-Aretz, City University of New York
Amanda Levendowski, Georgetown Law
Karen Levy, Cornell University
Tiffany Li, Boston University School of Law
Ilaria Liccardi, MIT
David Lie, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Rebecca Lipman, NYC Law Department
Siona Listokin, George Mason University
Jamie Luguri
Joanne Ma, University of California, Berkeley
Lance Mabry, IDEM
Mark MacCarthy, Georgetown University
Mary Madden, Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Leighton Mair, University of Richmond
Carter Manny, University of Southern Maine
Mason Marks, Gonzaga University School of L
Dustin Marlan, University of Massachusetts School of Law
Alex Marthews, Restore The Fourth, Inc.
Kirsten Martin, George Washington University
Alice Marwick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Aaron Massey, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Arunesh Mathur, Princeton University
J. Nathan Matias, Cornell University
Hideyuki Matsumi, VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Andrea Matwyshyn, Penn State Law/ Penn State Engineering
Jonathan Mayer, Princeton University
WIlliam McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School
Lee McGuigan, Digital Life Initiative, Cornell Tech
Katie McInnis, Consumer Reports
Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida
Edward McNicholas, Ropes & Gray LLP
Emily McReynolds, Microsoft
Sylvain Métille, Lausanne University
Christopher Millard, Queen Mary University of London
Julissa Milligan, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Jon Mills, UF College of Law
Darakhshan Mir, Bucknell University
Brent Mittelstadt, University of Oxford
Kevin Moriarty, Division of Privacy & Identity Protection; Federal Trade Commission
Laura Moy, Georgetown University Law Center
Trix Mulder, University of Groningen
Scott Mulligan, Skidmore College
Deirdre Mulligan, School of Information UCB
Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University
Lisa Nelson, University of Pittsburgh
Nora Ni Loideain, Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
Gabriel Nicholas, New York University School of Law
Aileen Nielsen, ETH Zurich Center for Law & Economics
Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech
Kobbi Nissim, georgetown university
Tom Norton, Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP)
Ronan Ó Fathaigh, University of Amsterdam
Tom O’Malley, Frozen Pii, LLC
Maggie Oates, Carnegie Mellon University
George Obaido, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota
Paul Ohm, Georgetown Law
Peter Ormerod, Western Carolina University
Brian Owsley, UNT Dallas College of Law
Ella Padon Corren, Herzog Fox & Neeman
Nicolas Papernot, University of Toronto and Vector Institute
Sunoo Park, MIT & Harvard
Stephanie Pell, West Point
Jon Penney, Harvard Berkman Klein Center / Citizen Lab
Najarian Peters, Seton Hall Law School
Bilyana Petkova, HBKU College of Law – Doha
Gavin Phillipson, University of Bristol
Visakha Phusamruat, National Institute of Development Administration
Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum
Kenneth Propp, Georgetown University Law Center
Wenjun QIu, University of Toronto
Michelle Ramsden, USDOJ
Sofia Ranchordas, University of Groningen
Daniel Rauch, tbd
Abhilasha Ravichander, Carnegie Mellon University
Angie Raymond, Information Governance, Ostrom Workshop- Indiana University
Priscilla Regan, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Blake Reid, Colorado Law
Sekou Remy, IBM Research Africa
Elizabeth Renieris, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Neil Richards, Washington University School of Law
David Robinson, Cornell
Zak Rogoff, Ranking Digital Rights
Michael Rosenbloom, Communications & Technology Law Clinic at Georgetown Law
Alan Rozenshtein, University of Minnesota Law School
Alan Rubel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ira Rubinstein, NYU School of Law
James Rule, Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley
Chris Russell, University of Surrey/the Alan Turing Institute
Laurent Sacharoff, University of Arkansas School of Law
Norman Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University
Madelyn Sanfilippo, CITP, Princeton University
Sarah Scheffler, Boston University
Lauren Scholz, Florida State College of Law
Elaine Sedenberg, Facebook
Andrew Selbst, UCLA School of Law
Jordan Selzer, GWU/MFA
Aaron Shapiro, Information Law Institute, NYU
Stuart Shapiro, MITRE Corporation
Alexis Shore, Boston University
Yan Shvartzshnaider, NYU
Michael Sierra-Arevalo, Rutgers School of Criminal Justiice
Ido Sivan-Sevilla, Cornell Tech
Robert Sloan, University of Illinois at Chicago
Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt Law School
Anna Slomovic, Independent
Stephen Smith, Stanford Center for Internet and society
Adam Smith, Boston University
Daniel Solove, George Washington University Law School
Alicia Solow-Niederman, Harvard Law School
Lisa J Sotto, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Lydia Stamato, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Jay Stanley, ACLU
Andrew Stivers, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics
Lior Strahilevitz, University of Chicago Law School
Katherine Strandburg, New York University School of Law
Allyson Stuart, Charleston School of Law
Jennifer Sturiale, Harvard Law School
Tanasai Sucontphunt, National Institute of Development Administration
Clare Sullivan, Law Center, Georgetown University
Peter Sun, University of Toronto
Daniel Susser, Penn State University
Marika Swanberg, Boston University
Peter Swire, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
Omer Tene, IAPP
Melanie Teplinsky, American University, Washington College of Law
David Thaw, University of Pittsburgh
Matthew Tokson, University of Utah College of Law
Anne Toomey McKenna, Penn State Dickinson Law/ Penn State Institute for Computational & Data Sciences
Lawrence Trautman, Prairie View A&M University
Michael Traynor, Cobalt LLP
Charlotte Tschider, University of Nebraska College of Law
Catherine Tucker, MIT
Joseph Turow, University of Pennsylvania
Blase Ur, University of Chicago
Jennifer Urban, Berkeley Law
Jeffrey Vagle, Georgia State University College of Law
Joris Van Hoboken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & University of Amsterdam
Rory Van Loo, Boston University
Patricia Vargas Leon, Information Society Project Yale Law School
Mayank Varia, Boston University
Prashant Vasudevan, University of California Berkeley
Michael Veale, University College London
Mark Verstraete, NYU
Salome Viljoen, NYU Law, Cornell Tech
Sandra Wachter, University of Oxford
Ari Waldman, New York Law School/Princeton
Richard Warner, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Anne Washington, New York University
Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo
Kate Weisburd, George Washington Univeristy School of Law
Jeremy Weissman, Washington and Lee University / Roger Mudd Center for Ethics
Daniel Weitzner, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative
Kevin Werbach, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Susanne Wetzel, Stevens Institute of Technology
Rebecca Wexler, Berkeley School of Law
Tara Whalen, Carleton University
Jan Whittington, University of Washington
Craig Wills, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Peter Winn, U.S. Department of Justice
Jane Winn, University of Washington School of Law
Shane Witnov, Facebook
Christopher Wolf, Future of Privacy Forum
Josephine Wolff, Fletcher School, Tufts University
Richmond Wong, UC Berkeley School of Information
Alexandra Wood, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Allison Woodruff, Google
Sam Wrigley, University of Helsinki
Felix Wu, Cardozo School of Law
Heng Xu, American University
Svetlana Yakovleva, Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam), De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Meg Young, University of Washington Information School
Tal Zarsky, Penn Law
Elana Zeide, UCLA School of Law
Nan Zhang, Kogod School of Business, American University
Carleen Zubrzycki, Harvard Law School
Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, iHub, Radboud University
Polina Zvyagina, Airbnb


In 2018, the Program Committee adopted a statement reflecting our longstanding approach to sponsorship. Our 2020 sponsors are Microsoft, Future of Privacy Forum, AT&T, and Covington & Burling LLP.