PLSC 2015

Historical Dates and Conference Hosts

The 8th annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference occurred on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 and Friday, June 5th, 2015, was hosted by University of California, Berkeley, with a pre-conference event hosted by Facebook, titled privacy@scale.


PLSC Junior Scholars Award

The recipients of the 2015 PLSC Junior Scholars Award were:

IAPP Paper Award

The recipients of the 2015 International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Paper Award were:

  • Lauren Willis, “Performance-Based Consumer Law“, citation: 82 U. Chicago L. Rev. 1309 (2015)
  • Sarah Igo, “Social Insecurities: Numbering Identity in the U.S. Since the 1930s”, citation: This paper became part of Igo’s book, The Known Citizen

PLSC Keynote: Professor William J. Cuddihy

Professor Cuddihy is author of the seminal The Fourth Amendment: Origins and Original Meaning 602-1791. This work, which reviews almost 1,200 years of history, has been praised by scholars as “monumental,” as the Iliad of search and seizure, and as an “absolutely essential volume for any scholar of constitutional history, criminal procedure, or the Fourth Amendment.” It was cited numerous times by Justice O’Connor, who called it, “one of the most exhaustive analyses of the original meaning of the Fourth Amendment ever undertaken,” and more recently, it was invoked in the Riley case. We are delighted to welcome Professor Cuddihy to the PLSC community. Professor Cuddihy’s book is available at Oxford University Press, and detailed reviews of it have been published by Tracey Maclin and Julia Grace Mirabella and by Thomas K. Clancy. Cuddihy’s Ph.D. thesis, on which his book is based, is available on Proquest (opens in a new tab).