June 2013 Privacy Law Scholars Conference



Privacy Law Scholars Conference

The 6th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference
June 6-7, 2013
Hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology


UC Berkeley School of Law and The George Washington University Law School will be holding the sixth annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) on June 6-7, 2013. The PLSC aims to assemble 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).  

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.

The PLSC is an annual event, alternating between Berkeley and GW Law Schools.  Participation is by invitation only.  This year, PLSC has over 260 participants and we are no longer accepting registrations or requests for the waitlist.

Organizers: Daniel J. Solove and Chris Jay Hoofnagle

Abstracts for PLSC were due Friday, January 11th, and paper drafts were due Friday, May 3rd. 


Where are the Papers?

Papers are available in a private repository shared with registered participants (participants, you received the link by email on May 3rd, May 10th, and May 31st).


We are delighted to announce that United States Magistrate Judge Stephen W. Smith will deliver the keynote at PLSC.  Judge Smith recently published Gagged, Sealed & Delivered: Reforming ECPA’s Secret Docket in the Harvard Law & Policy Review.

Final Schedule (pdf version)

Thursday, June 6th

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Breakfast (Claremont Ballroom)

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Workshop Session #1

Author & Title



Encore: Helen Nissenbaum, Respect for Context as a Benchmark for Privacy Online: What it is and isn’t

 James Rule


Daniel J. Solove and Woodrow Hartzog, The FTC and the New Common Law of Privacy

Gerald Stegmaier



Deven Desai, Data Hoarding: Privacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Kirsten Martin

Lanai 3

A. Michael Froomkin, Privacy Impact Notices

Stuart Shapiro


Christopher Slobogin, Making the Most of United States v. Jones in a Surveillance Society: A Statutory Implementation of Mosaic Theory

Susan Freiwald

Napa 3

Margot E. Kaminski and Shane Witnov, The VPPA is Dead, Long Live the VPPA: On Legislative Proposals for Protecting Reader and Viewer Privacy

Christopher Wolf


Yang Wang, Pedro Giovanni Leon, Kevin Scott, Xiaoxuan Chen, Alessandro Acquisti, and Lorrie Faith Cranor, Privacy Soft-paternalism: Facebook Users’ Reactions to Privacy Nudges

Andrew Clearwater

 Napa 1

Eloïse Gratton, Interpreting “personal information” in light of its underlying risk of harm

Mark MacCarthy


10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Workshop Session #2

Author & Title



 Encore: Paul Ohm, What is Sensitive Information?

Dorothy Glancy


Jules Polonetsky and Omer Tene, A Theory of Creepy: Technology, Privacy and Shifting Social Norms

Felix Wu


Tara Whalen, More Words About Design and Privacy: A Critique of the Privacy by Design Framework and Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Privacy Design Strategies (joint workshop)

Anne Klinefelter & Elizabeth Johnson


Lanai 3



Randal C. Picker, Unjustified By Design: Unfairness and the FTC’s Regulation of Privacy and Data Security



Jan Whittington



Elizabeth Joh, Privacy Protests: Surveillance Evasion and Fourth Amendment Suspicion

Tim Casey

Napa 3

Peter Winn, The Protestant Origins of the Anglo-American Right to Privacy

Andrew Odlyzko

Napa 2

David Thaw, Criminalizing Hacking, Not Dating: Reconstructing the CFAA Intent Requirement

Jody Blanke


Heather Patterson and Helen Nissenbaum, Context-Dependent Expectations of Privacy in Self-Generated Mobile Health Data

Katie Shilton

Napa 1

Jane Bambauer and Derek Bambauer, Vanished

Eric Goldman


Rebecca Green, Post Election Transparency

William McGeveran


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch (Claremont Ballroom)

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Keynote: Judge Stephen W. Smith (Claremont Ballroom)

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM Workshop Session #3

Author & Title



Encore: Joel Reidenberg, Privacy in Public

Franziska Boehm


Kenneth Bamberger and Deirdre Mulligan, Privacy in Europe: Initial Data on Governance Choices and Corporate Practices

Dennis Hirsch


Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte, and Jeff Hancock, Are There Evolutionary Roots To Privacy Concerns?

Dawn Schrader

Lanai 3

Amy Gajda, The First Amendment Bubble:  Legal Limits on News and Information in an Age of Over-Exposure



Allyson Haynes Stuart, Search Results – Buried But Not Forgotten and Jef Ausloos, The Right to Erasure: Reconfiguring the Power Equilibrium over Personal Data (joint workshop)

Paul Bernal

Napa 3

Steven M. Bellovin, Renée M. Hutchins, Tony Jebara, Sebastian Zimmeck, When Enough is Enough: Location Tracking, Mosaic Theory and Machine Learning

Orin Kerr

Napa 2

Lauren E. Willis, Why Not Privacy by Default?

Michael Geist


Marc Blitz, The Law and Political Theory of “Privacy Substitutes”

Ian Kerr

Napa 1

Buzz Scherr, Genetic Privacy and Police Practices

Paul Frisch


Alan Rubel and Ryan Biava, A Framework for Comparing Privacy States

Judith DeCew


2:45 PM to 3:15 PM Break

3:15 PM to 4:15 PM Workshop Session #4

Author & Title



Encore: Jules Polonetsky and Omer Tene, A Theory of Creepy: Technology, Privacy and Shifting Social Norms

Aleecia McDonald


Seda Gürses, “Privacy is don’t ask, confidentiality is don’t tell” An empirical study of privacy definitions, assumptions and methods in computer science research and Robert Sprague and Nicole Barberis, An Ontology of Privacy Law Derived from Probabilistic Topic Modeling Applied to Scholarly Works Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation (joint workshop)

Helen Nissenbaum


Neil M. Richards, Data Privacy and the Right to be Forgotten after Sorrell

Lauren Gelman

Lanai 3

Latanya Sweeney, Racial Discrimination in Online Ad Delivery

Margaret Hu


Robert H. Sloan and Richard Warner, Beyond Notice and Choice: Streetlights, Norms, and Online Consent

Robert Gellman

Napa 3

Anjali S. Dalal, Administrative Constitutionalism and the Development of the Surveillance State

Michael Traynor

Napa 2

Stephen Henderson and Kelly Sorensen, Search, Seizure, and Immunity: Second-Order Normative Authority, Kentucky v.King, and Police-Created Exigent Circumstances

Marcia Hofmann


Benedikt Burger, Claudia Langer, and Veronika Krizova, Privacy law in the U.S. and in Europe in emerging fields of biotechnology

Paul Schwartz

Napa 1

Dawn E. Schrader, Dipayan Ghosh, William Schulze, and Stephen B. Wicker, Civilization and Its Privacy Discontents: The Personal and Public Price of Privacy

Heather Patterson


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Future of Privacy Forum Reception (Sonoma)

7:00 PM Future of Privacy Forum Banquet (Horizon)


8:30-10:30 PM       Karaoke Sponsored by:  Gerry Stegmaier, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Paul Luehr, Stroz Friedberg (Horizon)

Friday, June 7th

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Breakfast (Claremont Ballroom)

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Workshop Session #5

Author & Title



Encore: Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte, and Jeff Hancock, Are There Evolutionary Roots To Privacy Concerns?

Jennifer Urban


Paul Ohm, What is Sensitive Information?

Peter Swire


Ryan Calo, Digital Market Manipulation

Randall Picker

Lanai 3

Kevin Bankston and Ashkan Soltani, Tiny Constables, Learned Hands and the Economics of Surveillance: Making Cents Out of US v Jones

Caren Morrison


Kate Crawford and Jason Schultz, The Due Process Dilemma: Big Data and Predictive Privacy Harms

Bryan Cunningham

Napa 3

William McGeveran, Privacy, Guns, and Neutral Principles

Larry Rosenthal

Napa 2

Anupam Chander and Uyen P. Le, The Free Speech Foundations of Cyberlaw

Vince Polley


Christopher Wolf, Delusions of Adequacy?  Examining the case for finding the US adequate for cross-border EU-US data transfers

Joel Reidenberg

Napa 1

Paula Helm, What the Concept of Anonymity in Self-Help Groups Can Teach Us About Privacy

Joseph Hall


Clare Sullivan, The Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights –The Australian Experience of its Effectiveness

Scott Mulligan


10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Workshop Session #6

Author & Title



Encore: Daniel J. Solove and Woodrow Hartzog, The FTC and the New Common Law of Privacy

Chris Jay Hoofnagle


Helen Nissenbaum, Respect for Context as a Benchmark for Privacy Online: What it is and isn’t

Michael Hintze


Priscilla M. Regan, Privacy and the Common Good: Revisited

Kenneth Bamberger

Lanai 3

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, A New Regulatory Approach for Behavioral Targeting

Omer Tene


David Gray & Danielle Citron, A Technology-Centered Approach to Quantitative Privacy

Harry Surden

Napa 3

Felix Wu, The Ontology of Speech

Andrew Selbst

Napa 2

Babak Siavoshy, Fourth Amendment Regulation of Information Processing

Stephen Henderson


Lilian Edwards and Edina Harbinja, Post mortem privacy: a comparative perspective

Deven Desai

Napa 1

Bryan Choi, The Tax Loophole to Constitutional Privacy

Derek Bambauer


Allyson Haynes Stuart, Finding Privacy in a Sea of Electronic Discovery

Amanda Conley


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch (Claremont Ballroom)

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Workshop Session #7 

Author & Title



Encore: Ryan Calo, Digital Market Manipulation

Julia Angwin


Encore: Seda Gürses, “Privacy is don’t ask, confidentiality is don’t tell” An empirical study of privacy definitions, assumptions and methods in computer science research

Nicholas Doty


Ariel Porat and Lior Jacob Strahilevitz, Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data

Lauren Willis

Lanai 3

Steven M. Bellovin, Matt Blaze, Sandy Clark, Susan Landau, Lawful Hacking:  Using Existing Vulnerabilities for Wiretapping on the Internet

Anne McKenna


Joel Reidenberg, Privacy in Public 

Will DeVries

Napa 3

Derek Bambauer, Exposed

Collete Vogele

Napa 2

Judith Rauhofer, Protecting their own: fundamental rights implications for a EU data sovereignty in the cloud

Edward McNicholas


Larry Rosenthal, Binary Searches and the Central Idea of the Fourth Amendment

Marc Blitz

Napa 1

Kirsten Martin, An empirical study of factors driving privacy expectations online

Annie Anton


Roger Allan Ford, Unilateral Invasions of Privacy

Avner Levin


2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Break

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Workshop Session #8

Author & Title



Encore: Latanya Sweeney, Racial Discrimination in Online Ad Delivery

David Robinson


Encore: Deven Desai, Data Hoarding: Privacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Lance Hoffman


Stephanie K. Pell and Christopher Soghoian, Your Secret Technology’s No Secret Anymore: Will the Changing Economics of Cell Phone Surveillance Cause the Government to “Go Dark?” and Stephen B. Wicker and Stephanie Santoso, The Breakdown of a Paradigm – Cellular Regime Change and the Death of the Wiretap (joint workshop)

Susan Landau

Lanai 3

Jennifer Stisa Granick, Principles for Regulation of Government Surveillance in the Age of Big Data

Ronald Lee


Joris V.J. van Hoboken, Axel M. Arnbak, and Nico A.N.M. van Eijk, Obscured by Clouds or How to Address Governmental Access to Cloud Data From Abroad


Carter Manny

Napa 2

Scott Peppet, Privacy Deals

Tanya Forsheit


Discussion session: Danielle Citron’s Hate 3.0: A Cyber Civil Rights Legal Agenda and Free Speech Challenges (Chapters 5 and 6)

Group discussion

Napa 1

3:30 PM Closing Remarks (Claremont Ballroom)

Optional event: book release talk for Christopher Wolf & Abraham Foxman’s Viral Hate: Containing its Spread on the Internet.  7 PM at Books, Inc in Berkeley.

Participants (as of May 31, 2013)

Linda Ackerman, Privacy Activism

Alessandro Acquisti, CMU

Meg Ambrose, University of Colorado

Julia Angwin, Times Books

Annie Anton, Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing

Axel Arnbak, Institute for Information Law

Jef Ausloos, University of Leuven, ICRI – iMinds

Ian Ballon, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jane Bambauer, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Derek Bambauer, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Ken Bamberger, University of California, Berkeley

Kevin Bankston, Center for Democracy & Technology

Solon Barocas, New York University

Liza Barry-Kessler, Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan

Carol Bast, University of Central Florida

Steven Bellovin, Columbia University

Laura Berger, Federal Trade Commission

Paul Bernal, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Ryan Biava, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jody Blanke, Mercer University

Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania

Marc Blitz, Oklahoma City University

Franziska Boehm, University of Münster

Courtney Bowman, Palantir

Benedikt Burger, trainee lawyer, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)

Ryan Calo, University of Washington School of Law

Jean Camp, Indiana University

Tim Casey, California Western School of Law

Anupam Chander, UC Davis

Bryan Choi, Yale Information Society Project

Wade Chumney, Georgia Institute of Technology

Danielle Citron, University of Maryland School of Law

Andrew Clearwater, Center for Law and Innovation

Amanda Conley, O’Melveny & Myers

Chris Conley, ACLU of Northern California

Kate Crawford, University of New South Wales/Microsoft Research

Catherine Crump, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Bryan Cunningham, Palantir Technologies

Doug Curling, New Kent Capital

Christopher Cwalina, Holland & Knight

Anjali Dalal, Yale Law School

Jamela Debelak, ACLU of Washington

Judith Decew, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Michelle Dennedy, Chris Hoofnagle

Deven Desai, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Will Devries, Google Inc.

Lorrainne Dixon, Oracle Microsystems (BC)

Pam Dixon, World Privacy Forum

Dissent Doe, PogoWasRight.org

Nick Doty, UC Berkeley, School of Information

Rossana Ducato, Law Faculty, University of Trento (Italy)

Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research

Catherine Dwyer, Pace University

Lilian Edwards, Strathclyde University

Yan Fang, Federal Trade Commission

Adrienne Felt, Google

Roger Ford, University of Chicago Law School

Tanya Forsheit, InfoLawGroup LLP

Valita Fredland, Indiana University Health, Inc.

Susan Freiwald, University of San Francisco

Paul Frisch, University of Oregon School of Law

Michael Froomkin, U. Miami School of Law

Amy Gajda, Tulane University Law School

Michael Geist, University of Ottawa

Robert Gellman, Privacy Consultant

Lauren Gelman, BlurryEdge Strategies

Jan Gerlach, University of St.Gallen (Switzerland)

Dorothy Glancy, Santa Clara University School of Law

Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law

Nathan Good, good research

Jennifer Granick, Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

John Grant, Palantir Technologies

Eloise Gratton, McMillan LLP

Jim Graves, Carngie Mellon University

David Gray, University of Maryland School of Law

Rebecca Green, William & Mary Law School

Seda Gurses, KU Leuven

Patrick Hagan, Deloitte Security & Privacy

Joseph Hall, Center for Democracy & Technology

Edina Harbinja, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Woodrow Hartzog, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law

Allyson Haynes Stuart, Charleston School of Law

Paula Helm, University of Passau, DFG Training Group “Privacy”

Stephen Henderson, The University of Oklahoma

Mike Hintze, Microsoft Corporation

Dennis Hirsch, Capital Law School

Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Radboud University Nijmegen

Lance Hoffman, The George Washington University

Marcia Hofmann, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Sophie Hood, New York University

Chris Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley Law

Margaret Hu, Duke Law School

Trevor Hughes, IAPP

Renee Hutchins, University of Maryland School of Law

Elizabeth Joh, University of California, Davis, School of Law

Elizabeth Johnson, Poyner Spruill LLP

D.R. Jones, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Margot Kaminski, Information Society Project at Yale Law School

Orin Kerr, George Washington University Law School

Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Jennifer King, UC Berkeley School of Information

Anne Klinefelter, University of North Carolina

Tracy Ann Kosa, Microsoft

Rick Kunkel, University of St. Thomas

Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Research Labs

Susan Landau, Privacyink.org

Claudia Langer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Saarland University, Germany

Stephen Lau, University of California, Office of the President

Travis Leblanc, Office of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris

Ronald Lee, Arnold & Porter LLP

Pedro Leon, Carnegie Mellon University

Avner Levin, Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute, Ryerson University

Eden Litt, Northwestern University

Jennifer Lynch, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Mark Maccarthy, Georgetown University

Tobias Mahler, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law

Sona Makker, Law Student

Laureli Mallek, Attorney & CIPP/US

Carter Manny, University of Southern Maine

Kirsten Martin, George Washington University

Alice Marwick, Fordham University

Aaron Massey, Georgia Institute of Technology

Kristen Mathews, Proskauer Rose LLP

Andrea Matwyshyn, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Aleecia Mcdonald, Stanford CIS

William Mcgeveran, University of Minnesota Law School

Anne Mckenna, Silverman/Thompson

Joanne Mcnabb, California Attorney General’s Office

Edward Mcnicholas, Sidley Austin LLP

Lea Mekhneche, University of California, Berkeley

Adam Miller, California Department of Justice

Kate Miltner, Microsoft Research New England (Social Media Collective)

Tracy Mitrano, Cornell University

Julia Maria Moenig, University of Passau, Passau, Germany

Manas Mohapatra, Federal Trade Commission

Joseph Mornin, UC Berkeley Law

Caren Morrison, Georgia State University College of Law

Laura Moy, Institute for Public Representation

Deirdre Mulligan, School of Information and BCLT, UC Berkeley

Scott Mulligan, Skidmore College

Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University

Helen Nissenbaum, New York University

Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota

Al Ogata, Hawaii Medical Service Association

Paul Ohm, University of Colorado Law School

Nicole Ozer, ACLU of California

Heather Patterson, New York University

Stephanie Pell, SKP Strategies, LLC

Scott Peppet, University of Colorado Law School

Randy Picker, University of Chicago Law School

Tamara Piety, University of Tulsa College of Law

Vince Polley, KnowConnect PLLC

Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum

Judith Rauhofer, University of Edinburgh

Kriss Ravetto, UC Davis, Cinema and Technocultural Studies

Priscilla Regan, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University

Joel Reidenberg, Fordham University School of Law

Neil Richards, Washington University School of Law

David Robinson, Information Society Project at Yale Law School

Thomas Roessler, W3C

Sasha Romanosky, New York University

Stewart Room, Law Society of England & Wales

Arnold Roosendaal, TNO Strategy and Policy for the Information Society

Larry Rosenthal, Chapman University School of Law

Alan Rubel, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Ira Rubinstein, NYU School of Law

James Rule, Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley

Pamela Samuelson, Berkeley Law School

Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute

Barbara Sandfuchs, University of Passau, Germany

Stephanie Santoso, Cornell University

Albert Scherr, UNH School of Law

Stacey Schesser, Office of California Attorney General

Dawn Schrader, Cornell University

Russell Schrader, Visa

Sarah Schroeder, Federal Trade Commission

Jason Schultz, UC Berkeley School of Law

Paul Schwartz, Berkeley Law

Victoria Schwartz, The University of Chicago Law School

Galina Schwartz, EECS, UC-berkeley

Andrew Selbst, U.S. District Court

Wendy Seltzer, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Junichi Semitsu, University of San Diego School of Law

Stuart Shapiro, MITRE Corporation

Katie Shilton, University of Maryland, College Park

Babak Siavoshy, UC Berkeley Law

David Sklansky, University of California, Berkeley

Robert Sloan, University of Illinois at Chicago

Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt

Christopher Soghoian, American Civil Liberties Union

Daniel Solove, George Washington Law School

Ashkan Soltani, –

Kelly Sorensen, Ursinus College

Robert Sprague, University of Wyoming

Jay Stanley, ACLU

Jeffrey Steele, California Department of Justice

Gerard Stegmaier, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Amie Stepanovich, EPIC

Lior Strahilevitz, University of Chicago

Clare Sullivan, Law School, University of South Australia

Harry Surden, University of Colorado Law School

Latanya Sweeney, Harvard University

Peter Swire, Ohio State University

Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University

Omer Tene, Israeli College of Management School of Law

David Thaw, University of Connecticut School of Law

Frank Torres, Microsoft

Michael Traynor, ALI; and Cobalt LLP

Jonathan Tse, Cornell University

Blase Ur, Carnegie Mellon University

Jennifer Urban, Berkeley Law

Salil Vadhan, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Jennifer Valentino-Devries, The Wall Street Journal

Joris Van Hoboken, IViR, University of Amsterdam

Schmid Viola, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

Colette Vogele, Without My Consent

Serge Voronov, Duke University School of Law

Yang Wang, Syracuse University

Richard Warner, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Tara Whalen, University of Ottawa

Jan Whittington, University of Washington

Stephen Wicker, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University

Lauren Willis, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Peter Winn, U.S. Department of Justice

Shane Witnov, U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California

Christopher Wolf, Future of Privacy Forum

Felix Wu, Cardozo School of Law

Heng Xu, The Pennsylvania State University

Malte Ziewitz, New York University

Sebastian Zimmeck, Columbia University

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law