Honors & Awards

Reidenberg-Kerr Award
for Outstanding Scholarship
by a Junior Scholar


Named for our late colleagues, Joel Reidenberg and Ian Kerr, the Reidenberg-Kerr Award is based on the overall excellence of a paper submitted by a pre-tenure scholar. The papers are selected by the PLSC Program and Planning Committee.

IAPP Best Paper Award
for Outstanding Scholarship


The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) sponsored an award for two of the best papers presented at PLSC. The two winning authors received $2500 from IAPP, an opportunity to present the paper at the IAPP Privacy Academy, and an opportunity to publish an abstract or summary of the paper in the Privacy Advisor. The criteria were overall excellence and relevance to the practice of privacy law. PLSC no longer offers this award.

2021

Rashida Richardson & Amba Kak
Suspect Development Systems: Databasing Marginality and Enforcing Discipline
Citation: TBD

Kate Weisburd
Punitive Surveillance
Citation: TBD


2020

Rebecca Wexler
Privacy as Privilege
134 Harvard Law Review 2721 (2021)

Jon Penney
Understanding Chilling Effects and Their Harms
Citation: TBD


2019

Sandra Wachter & Brent Mittelstadt
A Right to Reasonable Inferences: Re-Thinking Data Protection Law in the Age of Big Data and AI
2 Columbia Business Law Review 494 (2019)


2018

Anne Boustead
Effects of Privacy Protections on Law Enforcement Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Databases
Preprint: https://osf.io/ha6wv/

Sarah Lageson
Digital Punishment and Digital Avoidance: Privacy Conceptions of Criminal Records in the Internet Age
(forthcoming as a book)


2017

Roger Ford
Data Scams
57 Houston Law Review 111 (2019)

Sebastian Benthall, Seda Gurses, & Helen Nissenbaum
Contextual Integrity Through the Lenses of Computer Science
in Foundations and Trends in Privacy and Security


2016

Matthew Tokson
Knowledge and Fourth Amendment Privacy
111 Northeastern University Law Review 139 (2016)

Margot Kaminski
Privacy and the Right to Record
97 Boston University Law Review 167 (2017)


2015

Jennifer Daskal
The Un-Territoriality of Data
125 Yale Law Journal 326 (2015)

Margaret Hu
Big Data Blacklisting
67 Florida Law Review 1735 (2015)

Bilyana Petkova
The Safeguards of Privacy Federalism in the United States and the European Union
20 Lewis & Clark Law Review 595 (2016)

2019

Ari Ezra Waldman
Privacy Law’s False Promise
97 Washington University Law Review 773 (2020)


2018

Xin Dai
Toward a Reputation State: The Social Credit System Project of China
SSRN Link

Danielle Susser, Beate Roessler, & Helen Nissenbaum
Online Manipulation
4 Georgetown Law Technology Review 1 (2019)


2017

Ari Ezra Waldman
Designing Without Privacy
55 Houston Law Review 659 (2017)



2016

Danielle Citron
The Privacy Policymaking of State Attorneys General
92 Notre Dame Law Review 747 (2016)

Pauline Kim
Data Driven Discrimination at Work
58 William & Mary Law Review 857 (2017)


2015

Lauren Willis
Performance-Based Consumer Law
82 University of Chicago Law Review 1309 (2015)

Sarah Igo
Social Insecurities: Numbering Identity in the U.S. Since the 1930s
in THE KNOWN CITIZEN


2014

Danielle Citron & Frank Pasquale
The Scored Society: Due Process for Automated Predictions
89 Washington Law Review 1 (2014)

Solon Barocas & Andrew Selbst
Big Data’s Disparate Impact
104 California Law Review 671 (2016)


2013

Ryan Calo
Digital Market Manipulation
82 George Washington Law Review 995 (2014)

Daniel Solove & Woodrow Hartzog
The FTC and the New Common Law of Privacy
114 Columbia Law Review 583 (2014)


2012

Ira Rubinstein & Nathan Good
Privacy by Design: A Counterfactual Analysis of Google and Facebook Privacy Incidents
28 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1333 (2013)

Alessandro Acquisti & Christina Fong
An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination Via Online Social Networks
WEIS 2013


2011

Woodrow Hartzog & Frederic Stutzman
The Case for Online Obscurity
101 California Law Review 1 (2013)

Michelle Madejski, Maritza Johnson, & Steven Bellovin
The Failure of Online Social Network Privacy Settings
CUCS-010-11