February 2011 The 4th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture

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Standardizing Privacy Notices: Privacy Taxonomy, Privacy Nutrition Labels, and Computer-Readable Policies

February 17, 2011
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Presented by Dr. Lorrie Cranor with responses from Dr. Thomas Fetzer and Dr. Jennifer Gove. Moderated by Professor Paul Schwartz. Download the audio from this event.

Special thanks to    for sponsoring the 4th Annual Privacy Lecture.

Lorrie Faith Cranor


Dr. Lorrie Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University where she is director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS). She is also Chief Scientist of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. She has authored over 100 research papers on online privacy, usable security, phishing, spam, electronic voting, anonymous publishing, and other topics. She has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal book Security and Usability (O’Reilly 2005) and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). She also chaired the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) Specification Working Group at the W3C and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P (O’Reilly 2002). She has served on a number of boards, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors, and on the editorial boards of several journals. In 2003 she was named one of the top 100 innovators 35 or younger by Technology Review magazine. She was previously a researcher at AT&T-Labs Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Prof. Cranor’s complete biography can be found here.

Thomas Fetzer

Dr. Thomas Fetzer

Dr. Fetzer is a Professor of Law at the TU Dresden Law School, Germany. He received his doctorate at the University of Mannheim Law School, Germany, in 2000. After his Second State Exam in 2002 he studied at the Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN, USA where he graduated in 2003 with the academic title “Master of Laws.” Afterwards he returned to the University of Mannheim where he received the habilitation with the venia for Public Law, German and European Economic Law and Taxation in 2009. Thomas Fetzer is specialized in Telecommunications Law, Media Law and Privacy/Data Protection Law. He has also published several articles on Tax Law and European Community Law. Moreover, he has co-authored books on Internet Law, Telecommunications Law and Public Economic Law. In addition to his position at the TU Dresden he is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Mannheim and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, USA.  He has also taught at the Vanderbilt University Law School, USA, the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg i.Br., and the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena. His faculty page is here.

Jenny Gove

Dr. Jennifer Gove

Jennifer Gove is a Manager and Senior User Experience Researcher at Google, where she runs the User Research team for Google Apps. In prior roles Jennifer has managed the Ads User Research team at Google, conducted user research at Sun Microsystems, and created interaction designs for communication and collaboration across the internet at a start-up, Zadu. Jennifer started her career in academia, and was a University Lecturer at the Open University in the UK, where she conducted Educational Technology research. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southampton in the UK.

Paul M. Schwartz

Professor Paul M. Schwartz

Paul Schwartz is a Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, is a leading international expert on information privacy, copyright, telecommunications and information law. He has published widely on these topics. In the US, his articles and essays have appeared in periodicals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and N.Y.U. Law Review. His co-authored books include Data Privacy Law (1996, supp. 1998) and Data Protection Law and On-line Services: Regulatory Responses (1998), a study carried out for the Commission of the European Union that examines emerging issues in Internet privacy in four European countries. Professor Schwartz has provided advice and testimony to numerous governmental bodies in the United States and Europe. During 2002-2003, he was in residence as a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and as a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Brussels. He has also acted as an advisor to the Commission of the European Union on privacy issues. For his latest publications, please visit his website.