PLSC 2014

Historical Dates and Conference Hosts

The 7th annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference occurred on Thursday, June 4th, 2014 and Friday, June 5th, 2014, was hosted by George Washington University, with a pre-conference reception at Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014.


IAPP Paper Award

The 2014 International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Paper Award recipients were:

PLSC Keynote: David Medine

David Medine started full-time as Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on May 27, 2013. Previously, Mr. Medine was an Attorney Fellow for the Security and Exchange Commission and a Special Counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. From 2002 to 2012, he was a partner in the law firm WilmerHale where his practice focused on privacy and data security, having previously served as a Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council from 2000 to 2001. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Medine was the Associate Director for Financial Practices at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where, in addition to enforcing financial privacy laws, he took the lead on Internet privacy, chaired a federal advisory committee on privacy issues, and was part of the team that negotiated a privacy safe harbor agreement with the European Union. Before joining the FTC, Mr. Medine taught at the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Law and the George Washington University School of Law. Mr. Medine earned his B.A. from Hampshire College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Historical Sponsors

Founding Sponsor

The Future of Privacy Forum

Platinum Level Sponsors


Palantir Technologies

The Walt Disney Company

Gold Level Sponsors


Silver Level Sponsors


Covington & Burling LLP



Wednesday, June 4th

5:30-8 Pre-PLSC reception at Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, NW 11th Floor.

Thursday, June 5th

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Breakfast (all meals and plenary events are in the Grand Ballroom–3rd Floor)

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

AuthorPaper TitleCommenterRoom
Martin and Katie Shilton
Trust as a Factor in Privacy
Expectations: How experience and trust moderate consumer privacy expectations
for mobile applications
Jody Blanke405
Voter Privacy in the Age of Big
Bill McGeveran403
Embodied Surveillance: Speech Rights and Boundary ManagementMarc Blitz311
Prometheus Bound: Chaining the
Information-Collector Giant
Alan Rubel404
Boehm and Rainer Böhme
Improving informed consent for
consumers in e-commerce  an
interdisciplinary perspective
Claire Sullivan302
Terms of Abuse: An Empirical Assessment of the Federal Hacking Law, and How To Fix ItDavid Thaw307
Danielle Keats Citron & Frank PasqualeThe Scored SocietyMichael Froomkin310
The Declining Half-Life of Secrets and the Future of Signals IntelligencePeter WinnContinental Ballroom
Encore session: Solon Barocas and Andrew SelbstBig Data’s Disparate ImpactJanine Hiller 308

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Break

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

AuthorPaper TitleCommenterRoom
Woodrow Hartzog and Daniel J. SoloveThe Scope and Untapped Potential
of FTC Privacy and Data Security Regulation
Ed McNicholasContinental Ballroom
Cynthia Dwork and Deirdre K. MulliganDifferential Privacy in
Practice: Expose Your Epsilons!
Jane BambauerOther People’s Papers:
Innovative Offensive and Defensive Uses of Third Party Records
Stephen Henderson403
Lorrie Faith Cranor, Candice Hoke, Pedro Giovanni Leon, and Alyssa Au Self-Regulation of the Online Behavioral Advertising Industry: Empirical Analysis and Regulatory CompetenceMary Culnan405
Michael Birnhack, Eran Toch, and Irit HadarPrivacy Mindset, Engineering MindsetSusan Landau307
Richard Warner and Robert SloanSelf, Privacy, and Power: Is It
All Over?
Michael Zimmer311
Karen LevyBeating the Box: Surveillance
and Resistance in the U.S. Trucking Industry
Mary Madden404
Amitai EtzioniA Cyber Age Privacy DoctrinePriscilla Regan310
Encore session: Peter SwireThe Declining Half-Life of Secrets and the Future of Signals IntelligenceChristopher Soghoian 308

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch (Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor)

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Keynote: David Medine, Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

1:45 PM to 2:00 PM Break

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Workshop Session #3

AuthorPaper TitleCommenterRoom
Barbara SandfuchsCoercing Online PrivacyAnita Allen302
Meg AmbroseLessons from the Avalanche of Numbers: Big Data in Historical ContextJohn Grant405
Lorrie Faith Cranor, James T. Graves, Pedro Giovanni Leon, and Blase UrA Large-Scale Evaluation of U.S. Financial Institutions’ Standardized Privacy NoticesTanya Forsheit310
Neil RichardsFive Privacy MythsAllyson Stuart407
Allan Friedman and Lance J. HoffmanThe Internet of (Whose) Things:
Business Models, Computer Architectures, and Privacy
Cheryl Brown404
Christopher WolfThe Role of Data Use Analysis in
Measuring and Protecting Against Privacy Harms
Susan Freiwald403
Nadezhda PurtovaOf Human Livestock and Information Bio-Industry: Towards a Common-Pool Resource Narrative of Data ProtectionSasha Romanosky307
Normann WitzlebProtecting the privacy of
children against media exposure
Rebecca Balebako311
Encore session: Julie CohenThe Surveillance-Innovation
Travis Breaux Continental Ballroom

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Break

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Workshop Session #4

AuthorPaper TitleCommenterRoom
Timothy CaseyThe Value of DevianceDeven Desai311
Andrew OdlyzkoThe end of privacy and the seeds
of capitalism’s destruction
Frank Pasquale404
Stephanie Pell and Christopher SoghoianGovernment Hacking DiscussionStephanie and Christopher will lead403
Pedro Giovanni Leon, Abigail Marsh, Ashwini Rao, Florian Schaub, Lorrie Faith Cranor, and Norman SadehWhy People Are (Un)willing to Share Information with Online AdvertisersMaritza Johnson405
Lior Strahilevitz and Adam M. SamahaDon’t Ask, Must Tell’ and Other
Derek Bambauer407
Richard L. Rutledge, Aaron K. Massey, Annie I. Antón, and Peter SwireDefining the Internet of Devices: Privacy and Security ImplicationsJoe Hall308
Kiel Brennan-MarquezStrangers, Intimates, and Fiduciaries: Reconsidering the Third-Party DoctrineMichael Traynor307
Encore session: Orin KerrApplying
the Fourth Amendment To Global Computer Networks
 Jonathan Mayer Continental Ballroom

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

7:00 PM Future of Privacy Forum Banquet (Sequoia Restaurant)

Friday, June 6th

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Breakfast (Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor)

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

AuthorPaper TitleCommenterRoom
Tal Zarsky Privacy and/vs. Innovation: A
Cross Atlantic Inquiry & Battle
Danny Weitzner403
Christina MulliganThe Ghost of Camara, or The
Legality of Non-Particularized National Security Searches of U.S. Persons
Steven Vladeck311
Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti and
Francesca Gino
Baring Out with Iron Hands: Can Disclosing Make Us Harsher? Avner Levin308
Marc BlitzFreedom of Speech, The Right of
Privacy, and Psychotherapy
Dissent Doe404
Paul OhmThe
Illusory Benefits of Behavioral Advertising
Ira Rubinstein310
Moira PatersonRegulating surveillance beyond
the law enforcement context: suggestions for a possible way forward
Tommy Crocker307
David GrayFourth Amendment Remedies as
Rights, Part I: The Warrant Requirement
Judge Smith405
Florencia Marotta-WurglerEmpirical Project on Privacy
Kirsten Martin302
Encore session: Danielle Citron and Frank Pasquale The Scored SocietyPam Dixon 407

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Break

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

AuthorPaper TitleCommenterRoom
Alex MarthewsDid Internet users browse less
for controversial topics in response to the surveillance scandals of June
Mary McThomas302
Jane WinnInnovation Triumphalism and
Katie Shilton405
danah boyd and Karen LevyUnderstanding Privacy Harms in
Aaron Rieke407
Kevin Bankston & Amie StepanovichWhen Robot Eyes Are Watching
You: The Law & Policy of Automated Communications Surveillance
Bruce Boyden307
Luke StarkThe Emotional Context of
Information Privacy
Dawn Schrader404
Pierluigi Perri and David ThawAncient Worries and Modern
Fears: Different Roots and Common Effects of U.S. and EU Privacy Regulation
Karen Eltis311
Scott Peppet & Paul OhmThe Discriminatory Inferences
Lior Strahilevitz308
Jennifer Stisa GranickBye, Bye, American Spies,
Chapter 5: Content
Nuala O’Connor403
Encore session: Jane BambauerOther People’s Papers:
Innovative Offensive and Defensive Uses of Third Party Records

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch (Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor)

12:45 PM Presentation of International Association of Privacy Professionals Paper Awards

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) sponsors an award for two papers presented at PLSC.  The two winning authors will each receive $2500 from the IAPP, an opportunity to present the paper at the IAPP Privacy Academy 2014 (travel will be provided for up to two authors of each paper), an opportunity to publish an abstract or summary of the paper in the Privacy Advisor, and recognition at the IAPP Privacy Dinner and Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with the Academy.

The 2014 recipients were:

Solon Barocas and Andrew D. Selbst, Big Data’s Disparate Impact (October 19, 2014),

Danielle Keats Citron and Frank A. Pasquale, The Scored Society: Due
Process for Automated Predictions, 89 Washington Law Review 1 (2014),

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

AuthorPaper TitleCommenterRoom
Joris van HobokenSome Deeper Truths about
“European Privacy Law”: on the Unappreciated Diversity and the
Clash of Policy Rationales at the EU level
Joel Reidenberg403
Solon Barocas and Andrew SelbstBig Data’s Disparate ImpactDavid Robinson405
Alan Rubel and Mei ZhangFour Facets of Privacy and
Intellectual Freedom in Licensing Contracts for Electronic Journals
Faye Jones302
Orin KerrApplying the Fourth Amendment To
Global Computer Networks
Mark Eckenwiler407
Felix WuThe Commercial DifferenceJane Winn307
Lisa NelsonDigilantism: Conceptions of
identity and moral responsibility:
should Clark Kent  be held
responsible for the mistakes of Superman?
Kent Wada404
Jules Polonetsky and Omer TeneWho Is Reading Whom Now? Student Privacy from Books to MOOCsElana Zeide308
Judith RauhoferDoomed? Invisible privacy harms
and the balance of power in the information age
Michael Birnhack311
Dual encore session: Allan Friedman and Lance J. Hoffman / Annie Anton, Aaron Massey, Richard Rutledge, and Peter SwireThe Internet of (Whose) Things: Business Models, Computer Architectures, and Privacy / Defining the Internet of Devices: Privacy and Security ImplicationsRyan Calo310

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Break

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

AuthorPaper TitleCommenterRoom
Daniel Barth-JonesDo Academic and Journalistic
Data Re-identification Demonstration Attacks Distort Prudent Privacy Public
Policy Decision-Making?
Maya Bernstein302
Ignacio CofoneThe Way the Cookie Crumbles: Do
Not Track Policy meets Behavioral Economics
Joasia Luzak307
Steven Bellovin and Sebastian ZimmeckPrivee: An Architecture for Automatically Analyzing Web Privacy PoliciesFlorencia Marotta-Wurgler308
Joe Newman and Joseph JeromePress Start to Track? Privacy and the New Questions Posed by Modern Videogame TechnologyJames Grimmelmann405
Dennis HirschThe Glass House Effect: Big
Data, the New Oil, and the Power of Analogy
Scott Mulligan310
Elana ZeideStudent Privacy in ContextMark MacCarthy403
Julie CohenThe Surveillance-Innovation
Neil Richards407

3:30 PM Closing Remarks (Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor)

PLSC Participants (as of May 21, 2014)

Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University

Joseph Alhadeff, Oracle

Anita Allen, University of Pennsylvania

Meg Ambrose, Georgetown University

Norberto Andrade, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Julia Angwin, ProPublica

Annie Antón, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jocelyn Aqua, Department of Justice

Bj Ard, Yale Information Society Project

Axel Arnbak, IViR, Berkman Center, CITP

Lisa Austin, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Kartikeya Bajpai, Student Kellogg School of Management

Rebecca Balebako, Carnegie Mellon University

Jane Bambauer, University of Arizona

Derek Bambauer, University of Arizona College of Law

Kevin Bankston, New America Foundation

Khaliah Barnes, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Solon Barocas, New York University

Daniel Barth-Jones, Columbia University

Carol Bast, University of Central Florida

Steven Bellovin, Columbia University

Maya Bernstein, U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services

Ryan Biava, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael Birnhack, Tel-Aviv University

Jody Blanke, Mercer University

Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania

Marc Blitz, Oklahoma City University

Franziska Boehm, University of Münster

Courtney Bowman, Palantir Technologies

Danah Boyd, Microsoft Research

Bruce Boyden, Marquette University School of Law

Laura Brandimarte, CMU

Travis Breaux, CMU

Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Information Society Project, Yale Law School

Cheryl Brown, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Paula Bruening, Intel Corporation

Aaron Burstein, Federal Trade Commission

Ryan Calo, University of Washington School of Law

L Jean Camp, Indiana U.

Tim Casey, California Western School of Law

Bryan Choi, New York Law School

Wade Chumney, Georgia Institute of Technology

Danielle Citron, University of Maryland School of Law

Ignacio Cofone, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Bret Cohen, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Jules Cohen, Microsoft Corporation

Julie Cohen, Georgetown Law

Amanda Conley, Cobalt LLP

Lani Cossette, Microsoft

Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University

Kate Crawford, MSR and MIT Center for Civic Media

Thomas Crocker, University of South Carolina School of Law

Jason Cronk, Enterprivacy Consulting Group

Mary Culnan, Bentley University

Bryan Cunningham, Palanir Technologies

Doug Curling, New Kent Capital

Chris Cwalina, Holland & Knight

Alex Deane, Weber Shandwick

Deven Desai, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Pam Dixon, World Privacy Forum

Dissent Doe,

Laura Donohue, Georgetown Law

Nick Doty, UC Berkeley, School of Information

Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research

Catherine Dwyer, Pace University

Mark Eckenwiler, Perkins Coie LLP

Lilian Edwards, Strathclyde University

Karen Eltis, University of Ottawa

Amitai Etzioni, The George Washington University

Joshua Fairfield, Washington and Lee School of Law

Andrew Ferguson,
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Federico Ferretti, Brunel University London

Darleen Fisher, National Science Foundation

Roger Ford, The University of Chicago Law School

Tanya Forsheit, InfoLawGroup LLP

Leslie Francis, University of Utah – S. J. Quinney College of Law

Mary Anne Franks, University of Miami School of Law

Susan Freiwald, University of San Francisco School of Law

Paul Frisch, University of Oregon School of Law

Michael Froomkin, University of Miami

Simson Garfinkel, Naval Postgraduate School

Vaibhav Garg, Drexel University

Urs Gasser, Harvard Law School

Robert Gellman

Lauren Gelman, BlurryEdge Strategies

Sue Glueck, Microsoft

Nathan Good, Good Research

Jennifer Granick, Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Societ

John Grant, Palantir Technologies

James Graves, Carnegie Mellon University

David Gray, University of Maryland

Rebecca Green, William & Mary Law School

Brad Greenberg, Columbia Law School

Wendy Grossman

James Grimmelmann, University of Maryland

Seda Gurses, NYU

Joseph Hall, Center for Democracy and Technology

Baerbel Harju, University of Munich LMU

Ryan Harkins, Microsoft Corp.

Woodrow Hartzog, Cumberland School of Law

Stephen Henderson, The University of Oklahoma

Evan Hendricks, Privacy Times, Inc

Natali Helberger, Institute for Information Law (IViR), UvA

Nadia Heninger, University of Pennsylvania

Janine Hiller, Virginia Tech

Michael Hintze, Microsoft Corporation

Dennis Hirsch, Capital University Law School

Lance Hoffman, George Washington University

Marcia Hofmann, Law Offices of Marcia Hofmann

Chris Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley Law

Margaret Hu, Washington & Lee University School of Law

Jonathan Jaffe, Jonathan Jaffe Law

Malavika Jayaram, Berkman Center for Internet and Society/CIS India

Maritza Johnson, Facebook

Faye Jones, Florida State University College of Law

D.R. Jones, University of Memphis School of Law

Nathan Judish, CCIPS, United States Department of Justice

Margot Kaminski, Yale ISP

David Keating, Alston & Bird LLP

Orin Kerr, George Washington University

Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa

Cameron Kerry, Brookings Institution

Janis Kestenbaum, Federal Trade Commission

Jonathan King, CenturyLink

Anne Klinefelter, University of North Carolina

Tracy Ann Kosa, Microsoft

Dimitri Kusnezov, US Department of Energy

Susan Landau,

Stephen Lau, University of California

Ronald Lee, Arnold & Porter LLP

Ronald Leenes, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Carey Lening, Palantir Technologies

Pedro Leon, CMU

Jack Lerner, USC Gould School of Law

Avner Levin, Privacy Institute, Ryerson University

Karen Levy, Princeton University

Nancy Libin, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Joasia Luzak, University of Amsterdam

Orla Lynskey, London School of Economics

Lance Mabry, IDEM

Mark Maccarthy, Georgetown University

Kim MacNeill, IAPP

Mary Madden, Pew Research Center

Patrick Manzo, Monster Worldwide

Nora Mari, University of Bologna

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, NYU Law School

Alex Marthews, Digital Fourth

Kirsten Martin, George Washington University

Alice Marwick, Fordham University

Keith Marzullo, CNS / CISE / NSF

Aaron Massey, Georgia Institute of Technology

Kristen Mathews, Proskauer

Andrea Matwyshyn, UPenn/ FTC

Aleecia McDonald, Stanford Law School, Center for Internet & Society

William McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School

Joanne McNabb, California Attorney General’s Office

Edward McNicholas, Sidley Austin

Mary McThomas, CSU Channel Islands

David Medine,
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Rotem Medzini, Stanford Law School

Sylvain Métille, BCCC attorneys LLC / Lausanne University

Jon Mills, Univ. of Florida Levin College of Law

Isis Miranda, John Marshall Law School

Tracy Mitrano, Internet2

Vivek Mohan, Sidley Austin LLP & Harvard Kennedy School

Laura Moy, Public Knowledge

Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley School of Information

Scott Mulligan, Skidmore College

Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University

Lisa Nelson, University of Pittsburgh

Helen Nissenbaum, New York University

Nuala O’Connor, Center for Democracy & Technology

Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota

Paul Ohm, University of Colorado Law School

Thomas O’Malley, U.S. Attorney’s Office


Brian Owsley, Indiana Tech Law School (effective July 2014)

Eran Padumadasa, Queen Mary University of London

Christopher Parsons, Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland

Jon Peha, Carnegie Mellon University

Nikolaus Peifer, University of Cologne

Stephanie Pell, SKP Strategies, LLC

Scott Peppet, University of Colorado Law School

Pierluigi Perri, University of Milan

Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve Law

Nick Pickles, Big Brother Watch

Vincent Polley, KnowConnect PLLC

Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum

Nadezhda Purtova, Tilburg Institite for Law, Technology and Society

Katie Ratté, The Walt Disney Company

Judith Rauhofer, University of Edinburgh

Priscilla Regan, George Mason University

Joel Reidenberg, Fordham Law School

Jessica Rich, Federal Trade Commission

Neil Richards, Washington University

Aaron Rieke, Robinson + Yu

David Robinson, Robinson + Yu

Sasha Romanosky, RAND Corporation

Alan Rubel, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Ira Rubinstein, NYU School of Law

Richard Rutledge, Georgia Institute of Technology

Adam Samaha, University of Chicago

Sonam Samat, Carnegie Mellon University

Barbara Sandfuchs, University of Passau, Germany

Steve Satterfield, Covington & Burling LLP

Albert (Buzz) Scherr, University of New Hampshre School of Law

Dawn Schrader, Cornell University

Jason Schultz, NYU School of Law

Elaine Sedenberg, University of California, Berkeley

Andrew Selbst, Public Citizen

Wendy Seltzer, World Wide Web Consortium

Stuart Shapiro, MITRE Corporation

Bradley Shear, The George Washington University

Katie Shilton, University of Maryland College Park

Babak Siavoshy, Palantir

Robert Sloan, University of Illinois at Chicago

Anna Slomovic, George Washington University

Stephen Smith, U.S. Courts

Christopher Soghoian, American Civil Liberties Union

Daniel Solove, George Washington University Law School

Ashkan Soltani, Soltani LLC

Tim Sparapani, Application Developers Alliance

Jay Stanley, ACLU

Luke Stark, New York University

Gerard Stegmaier, Goodwin Proctor

Amie Stepanovich, ACCESS

Lior Strahilevitz, University of Chicago

Katherine Strandburg, New York University School of Law

Allyson Stuart, Charleston School of Law

Clare Sullivan, University of South Australia

Latanya Sweeney, Harvard University

Peter Swire, Georgia Institute of Technology

Adam Tanner, Harvard University

Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon

Omer Tene, IAPP

Melanie Teplinsky, American University, Washington College of Law

David Thaw, University of Connecticut School of Law

Timothy Tobin, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Michael Traynor, Cobalt LLP

Joseph Turow, University of Pennsylvania

Blase Ur, Carnegie Mellon University

Jennifer Urban, UC Berkeley

Nico Van Eijk, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Joris Van Hoboken, Information Law Institute, NYU

Stephen Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law

Heidi Wachs, Gartner

Kent Wada, University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Warner, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Cheryl Washington, UC Davis

Daniel Weitzner, MIT

Nate Wessler, ACLU

Tara Whalen, Carleton University

Jan Whittington, University of Washington

Craig Wills, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kurt Wimmer, Covington & Burling

Peter Winn, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Jane Winn, UW School of Law

Normann Witzleb, Monash University Melbourne (Australia)

Christopher Wolf, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Nicole Wong, White House

Felix Wu, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Tal Zarsky, University of Haifa – Faculty of Law

David Zetoony, Bryan Cave LLP

Mei Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sebastian Zimmeck, Columbia University

Michael Zimmer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee