2020 Privacy Law Scholars Conference

with George Washington Law School

June 4-5, 2020
Washington, DC

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.


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

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, New York Law School

PLSC Co-Chairs

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

Participants (191)(as of December 20, 2019)

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
Chinmayi Arun, Yale Law School
Lisa Austin, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Noël Bangma, Radboud University
Lindsey Barrett, Institute for Public Representation, Communications & Technology Clinic, Georgetown Law
Sebastian Benthall, Information Law Institute – NYU Law
Marcin Betkier, Victoria University of Wellington
Elettra Bietti, Harvard Law School/Berkman-Klein
Stacy Blasiola, Facebook
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
Joseph Calandrino, Federal Trade Commission
Ryan Calo, University of Washington School of Law
David Carroll, Parsons School of Design, The New School
Bryan Choi, The Ohio State University
Ignacio Cofone, McGill University Faculty of Law
Julie Cohen, Georgetown Law
Aloni Cohen, Boston University
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
Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law
Jolynn Dellinger, Duke Law School; NC DOJ
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
Danilo Doneda, IDP – Brazilan Public Law Institute
Nick Doty, UC Berkeley, School of Information
Sarah Eskens, University of Amsterdam
Yan Fang, University of California, Berkeley
Müge Fazlioglu, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Andrew Ferguson, American University Washington College of Law
Ariel Fox Johnson, Common Sense Media
Leslie Francis, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
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
Jennifer Granick, ACLU
John Grant, Palantir Technologies
James Graves
Megan Gray, DuckDuckGo
David Gray, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Jeremy Greenberg, Future of Privacy Forum
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
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
D.R. Jones, University of Memphis School of Law
Meg Jones, Georgetown University
Sara Jordan, Future of Privacy Forum
Margot Kaminski, Colorado Law School
Brett Max Kaufman, ACLU
Debrae Kennedy-Mayo, Georgia Tech
Orin Kerr, University of California, Berkeley Law School
Pauline Kim, Washington University School of Law
Anne Klinefelter, University of North Carolina
Magdalena Krajewska, Wingate University
Matthew Kugler, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Elif Nur Kumru, Duke Center on Law & Tech
Sarah Lageson, Rutgers University
Susan Landau, Tufts University
Mary Leary, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
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
Rebecca Lipman, NYC Law Department
Siona Listokin, George Mason University
Jamie Luguri, US Courts
Sylvain Métille, Lausanne University
Joanne Ma, University of California, Berkeley
Lance Mabry, IDEM
Mark Maccarthy, Georgetown University
Mason Marks, Gonzaga University School of L
Dustin Marlan, University of Massachusetts School of Law
Alex Marthews, Restore The Fourth, Inc.
Alice Marwick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Arunesh Mathur, Princeton University
J. Nathan Matias, Cornell University
Hideyuki Matsumi, VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Katie Mcinnis, Consumer Reports
Jasmine Mcnealy, University of Florida
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
Scott Mulligan, Skidmore College
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
Aileen Nielsen, ETH Zurich Center for Law & Economics
Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech
Tom Norton, Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP)
Tom O’Malley, Frozen Pii, LLC
Maggie Oates, Carnegie Mellon University
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
Stephanie Pell, West Point
Najarian Peters, Seton Hall Law School
Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum
Kenneth Propp, Georgetown University Law Center
Michelle Ramsden, USDOJ
Angie Raymond, Information Governance, Ostrom Workshop- Indiana University
Elizabeth Renieris, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Neil Richards, Washington University School of Law
Zak Rogoff, Ranking Digital Rights
Alan Rubel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ira Rubinstein, NYU School of Law
James Rule, Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley
Laurent Sacharoff, University of Arkansas School of Law
Madelyn Sanfilippo, CITP, Princeton University
Elaine Sedenberg, Facebook
Andrew Selbst, UCLA School of Law
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
Anna Slomovic, Independent
Adam Smith, Boston University
Lisa J Sotto, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Andrew Stivers, Federal TRade Commission, Bureau of Economics
Katherine Strandburg, New York University School of Law
Allyson Stuart, Charleston School of Law
Clare Sullivan, Law Center, Georgetown 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
Joris Van Hoboken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & University of Amsterdam
Rory Van Loo, Boston University
Patricia Vargas Leon, Information Society Project Yale Law School
Michael Veale, University College London
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
Susanne Wetzel, Stevens Institute of Technology
Rebecca Wexler, Berkeley School of Law
Tara Whalen, Carleton University
Craig Wills, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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
Alexandra Wood, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Allison Woodruff, Google
John 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
Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, iHub, Radboud University


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.