PLSC 2023

The 16th annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference occurred on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 and Friday, June 2nd, 2023 and was hosted by the University of Colorado School of Law. Below are historical papers, sessions, commentators, and attendees.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Thursday, June 1
Time Activity Title Author(s) Commentator Room
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration       Wolf Law Courtyard
9:00-9:30 AM Welcome and Logistics       Wittemyer Courtroom
9:30-10:45 AM Session 1 Regulating the US Consumer Data Market: Comparing the Material Scope of US Consumer Data Privacy Laws and the GDPR Bryce Newell, Nadezhda Purtova, Young Eun Moon and Hugh Paterson Edward McNicholas 206
Data Is What Data Does: Regulating Use, Harm, and Risk Instead of Sensitive Data Daniel Solove Orla Lynskey 204
On Machine Learning Variance, Arbitrariness, and Due Process A. Feder Cooper, Madiha Choksi, Solon Barocas, Christopher De Sa, James Grimmelmann and Siddhartha Sen Pauline Kim 301
Evidentiary Gatekeeping: A Critique and Proposal Yan Fang Paul Ohm 205
How Law Collides with Informational Capitalism Salome Viljoen and Amanda Parsons Felix Wu 207
Disclosure and Moral Calculus: Do Data Use Disclosures Change Data Subjects’ Sense of Culpability? Yafit Lev-Aretz and Aileen Nielsen Robert Sloan 305
Participatory Data Stewardship: A Case Study in Clinical Computer Security for Intimate Partner Violence Emily Tseng, Rosanna Bellini, Yeuk Yu Lee, Alana Ramjit, Thomas Ristenpart and Nicola Dell Andrea Matwyshyn 306
What Evidence is Needed to Prove the Existence of Dark Patterns? Colin M. Gray, Cristiana Santos, Nataliia Bielova and Johanna Gunawan Peter Omerod 307
Gray Advice Keith Porcaro Brenda Dvoskin 304
Processing of Personal Data by International Organizations and the Governance of Privacy in the Digital Age Zuzanna Gulczynska Cristobal Cheyre 300
10:45-11:15 AM Break       Wolf Law Courtyard
11:15 AM-12:30 PM Session 2 Data Rights are Workers Rights Pauline Kim and Rachel Leavitt Victoria Schwartz 305
Privacy in the Quantum Age: Challenges and a Policy Framework Anat Lior Hilary Robinson 206
America’s Next “Stop Model!”: Algorithmic Disgorgement Jevan Hutson and Ben Winters Stav Zeitouni 306
Privacy Fixing (Cartel): The Evolving Frontier of Antitrust Law in the Wake of Texas v. Google LLC Samson Yoseph Esayas Elettra Bietti 307
The Task of the Privacy Translator Gordon Hull Helen Nissenbaum 204
Influence in Privacy Discourse: Defining Problems, Approaches and Solutions Katie Shilton, Jessica Vitak and Zothan Mawii Kirsten Martin 304
Privacy-Preserving Analytics on the Ground Ryan Steed and Alessandro Acquisti Harry Surden 207
Tracking in New Media Plaftorms: The case of universal cookie-less identifiers by the AdTech industry Ido Sivan-Sevilla, Patrick Parham and Lee J. McGuigan Will DeVries 205
Caught in the Middle: The Japanese Approach to International Personal Data Flows Laura Drechsler and Hideyuki Matsumi Ahana Datta 300
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch       Wolf Law Courtyard
2:00-3:15 PM Session 3 Constitutional Confidentiality Natalie Ram, Jorge Contreras, Laura Beskow and Leslie Wolf Nora Ni Loideain 306
Privacy’s Algorithmic Turn María P. Angel Woodrow Hartzog 207
The Law of Less Discriminatory Algorithms Logan Koepke, Solon Barocas, Emily Black and Mingwei Hsu Elizabeth Edenberg 301
Surveillance Secrecy Rebecca Wexler Neil Richards 204
Differences in Inferences Jeremy Seeman and Daniel Susser Brett Frischmann 205
Content Moderation on End-to-End Encrypted Systems Charles Duan and James Grimmelmann Thomas Kadri 206
Data Governance: Whither Privacy? Artur Pericles Lima Monteiro David Sella-Villa 305
Subjective Privacy Perceptions in Privacy Theory Stav Zeitouni Janet Vertesi 300
Can Corporations and Communities Co-Design Security and Privacy? Emily Tseng, Karen Levy and Mary L. Gray Os Keyes 307
3:15-3:45 PM Break       Wolf Law Courtyard
3:45-5:00 PM Session 4 A Concrete Proposal for Data Loyalty Jordan Francis, Neil Richards and Woodrow Hartzog Bill McGeveran 207
Coopting Privacy Christina Koningisor Jordan Wallace-Wolf 301
Unjust Enrichment by Algorithm Ayelet Gordon-Tapiero and Yotam Kaplan Hannah Bloch-Wehba 304
Passing Power: The American Tradition of Race and Ethnicity Privacy Najarian Peters Gautam Hans 204
An Epistemic Lens on Algorithmic Fairness Elizabeth Edenberg and Alexandra Wood Meg Leta Jones 305
What Will You Give Up? Securing Autonomy in an Over-Predicted World Katrina Geddes Daniel Susser 205
Platform Harms as System Defects Grant Fergusson and Thomas McBrien danah boyd 206
Genetic Fiduciaries: Rethinking Genome Governance Shelly Simana Christopher Morten 306
The Carceral Home Kate Weisburd Siva Vaidhyanathan 307
Decentralized Credit Scores: The False Hope of Programming Fairness Yafit Lev-Aretz and Nizan Packin Jacob Abbott 300
6:00-8:00 PM Reception       University Memorial Center South Terrance and Tent

Friday, June 2, 2023

Friday, June 2
Time Activity Title Author(s) Commentator Room
8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast and Registration       Wolf Law Courtyard
9:30-10:45 AM Session 5 Facilitating Conversation Between Engineers and Lawyers to Enable Compliance at Scale Shabnum Gulati, Ilaria Liccardi and Daniel Weitzner Siona Listokin 301
Postmortem Privacy Jennifer Rothman and Anita Allen Alicia Solow-Niederman 204
Killing the Bees to Stop the Roaches: How the Homogeneity of Enhanced Privacy Protection Across Levels of Risk May Be an Overreaction Cameron Kormylo and Idris Adjerid Mehtab Khan 205
The Stakes of Stakeholder Participation in Data Protection Margot Kaminski and Gianclaudio Malgieri Jim Graves 206
Big Medical Data and Choosing Between Public and Private Law Benjamin Sundholm Smitha Krishna Prasad 305
Fact or Friction: Mandating Friction to Fight False News Paul Ohm, Ayelet Gordon-Tapiero and Ashwin Ramaswami Ryan Calo 207
Algorithmic Black Swans Noam Kolt Simon Sun 306
The Contextual Integrity of “Privacy” in Ad Attribution: A Comparative Analysis of AdTech Platforms Lee McGuigan, Yan Shvartzshnaider, Ido Sivan-Sevilla and Patrick Parham Xiaowei Yu 307
Under the (Neighbor)hood: A Typography of Community Surveillance Posts on NextDoor Madiha Zahrah Choksi and Marianne Aubin Le Quere Ron Lee 300
First-Party Surveillance Benjamin Laufer and Ahana Datta Katherine Strandburg 304
10:45-11:15 AM Break       Wolf Law Courtyard
11:15 AM-12:30 PM Session 6 Student Privacy Redux Elana Zeide Najarian Peters 204
Engaging Diverse Publics in Algorithmic Development: Lessons Learned from the US Census’ Implementation of Differential Privacy Amina Abdu, Lauren Chambers, Abigail Jacobs and Deirdre Mulligan Ngozi Okidegbe 301
Platform-supported Auditing of Social Media Algorithms for Public Interest Basileal Imana, Aleksandra Korolova and John Heidemann Benjamin Laufer 205
Gaining or Losing Control? Real Use of Privacy Rights and Policy Implications Ella Corren Kiel Brennan-Marquez 206
Is There a Reverse Privacy Paradox? An Exploratory Analysis of Gaps Between Privacy Perspectives and Privacy-Seeking Behaviors Jessica Colnago, Lorrie Cranor and Alessandro Acquisti Ignacio Cofone 305
Sustainable AI Regulation Philipp Hacker Thomas Haley 306
Government Purchases of Sensitive Private Data Matthew Tokson Alicia Boyd 207
The Limits of Civil Society as an Accountability Structure to Rein in Corporate Power Brenda Dvoskin Ari Ezra Waldman 307
Hack-Back’s Thorn: An Empirical Perspective Nathan Reitinger Blase Ur 300
The Data-Attention Imperative Elettra Bietti Gloria Gonzalez Fuster 304
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch       Wolf Law Courtyard
2:00-3:15 PM Session 7 Why Should There be a Privilege Against Self-Incrimination?: An Updated Answer in Terms of Mental Privacy Jordan Wallace-Wolf Bryce Newell 301
Standing in Privacy Cases After TransUnion Felix Wu Rebecca Wexler 204
The (Real and Imagined) Bounds of Statistical Purpose Alexandra Wood Nathan Reitinger 205
Gender Data in the Automated Administrative State Ari Ezra Waldman Scott Skinner-Thompson 207
The Role of Encryption in Child Exploitation: Evidence from Federal Prosecutions Sarah Scheffler, Milica Maričić and Jonathan Mayer Cynthia Khoo 206
The Prediction Society: Algorithms and the Problems of Forecasting the Future Hideyuki Matsumi and Daniel Solove Freyja van den Boom 305
Privacy in the Sandbox Kirsten Martin, Helen Nissenbaum and Vitaly Shmatikov Gianclaudio Malgieri 306
A Tale of Two Courts: National Security and EU Data Protection Law Nora Ni Loideain Margot Kaminski 307
Economic Grounds for Regulating Behavioral Ads Alessandro Acquisti, Cristobal Cheyre and Pegah Moradi Ruobin Gong 304
Privacy Not Included: Analysis of Add-ons in Learning Management Systems Yan Shvartzshnaider, Noah Apthorpe and Madelyn Sanfilippo Anne Klinefelter 300
3:15-3:45 PM Break       Wolf Law Courtyard
3:45-5:00 PM Session 8 Data Protection Tribunals: A Novel Proposal to Sidestep Standing Barriers Sara Geoghegan and John Davisson Prem Trivedi 301
Talkin’ ‘Bout AI Generation: Copyright and Privacy in Generative AI Models Katherine Lee, A. Feder Cooper, James Grimmelmann and David Mimno Andy Sellars 205
The Promise and Perils of Tech Whistleblowing Hannah Bloch-Wehba Scott Mulligan 206
An Audit of Images Used by Job Advertisers on Facebook for Potential Discrimination Varun Nagaraj Rao and Aleksandra Korolova Davi Liang 305
Cognitive Content Moderation: Privacy, Freedom of Thought, and an Information-Based Theory of Mind Mason Marks Alexis Shore 306
Exploitation and Platform Power Daniel Susser Anita Allen 204
How a Cohenian Privacy Law is (Not) Written: on the contested novelties of China’s Personal Data Protection Law Chen Zeng and Wenlong Li Alessia Zornetta 307
Friction-in-Design and Governance Seams Paul Ohm and Brett Frischmann Jon Penney 207
Unjustifiable Algorithmic Opacity Ignacio Cofone and Katherine Strandburg Nikita Aggarwal 304
Shifting the Oversight Lens on the U.S. Government’s Use of Vulnerabilities Amy Gaudion Emily McReynolds 300


First NameLast NameInstitution
JacobAbbottIndiana U
MandiAbbottUniversity of Denver, Sturm College of law
AminaAbduUniversity of Michigan
JohnAbowdCornell Univeristy
AlessandroAcquistiCarnegie Mellon University
NikitaAggarwalUCLA School of Law
AnitaAllenUni of Pennsylvania
María P.AngelUniversity of Washington School of Law
SaniaAnwarColumbia Law School
NoahApthorpeColgate University
MarianneAubin Le QuereCornell Tech
EroBalsaCornell Tech
LucaBaltenspergerETH Zurich
StevenBellovinColumbia University
CameronBenavidesUniversity of Colorado Law School
ElettraBiettiNYU/Cornell Tech
Zubairbin JunaidINternational business school
EleanorBirrellPomona College
EmilyBlackStanford University / Barnard College
MarcBlitzOklahoma City University School of Law
HannahBloch-WehbaTexas A&M University School of Law
AliciaBoydNew York University
danahboydGeorgetown University / Microsoft Research
NiaBrazzellPrinceton University
KielBrennan-MarquezUniversity of Connecticut School of Law
LauraCallowayIndiana University Bloomington
RyanCaloUniversity of Washington School of Law
Lauren`ChambersUC Berkeley School of Information
JakeChanensonUniversity of Chicago
CristobalCheyreCornell University
DanielleCitronUniversity of Virginia School of Law
IgnacioCofoneMcGill University
NanietteColemanUniversity of California Berkeley
AnnasilviaCondottaThe George Washington University Law School
ChrisConleyBoston University School of Law
A. FederCooperCornell University
EllaCorrenUC Berkeley School of Law
SamCournoyerBoston University School of Law
JasonCronkInstitute of Operational Privacy Design
WilhelminaDagdag-VegaFlorida International University
AhanaDattaUniversity College London
JohnDavissonElectronic Privacy Information Center
LauraDrechslerKU Leuven
CharlesDuanCornell Tech
JillDupreUniversity of Colorado, ATLAS
BrendsDvoskinGeorgetown Law / Harvard Law
ElizabethEdenbergBaruch College, CUNY
LilianEdwardsLaw School, Newcastle University
Samson YosephEsayasBI Norwegian Business School
MadisonEtheringtonUniversity of Colorado Boulder
YanFangUniversity of California, Berkeley
Mohammad OwaisFarooquiUniversity of Sharjah
GrantFergussonElectronic Privacy Information Center
MegFosterCenter on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law
JordanFrancisCordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law at Washington University in St. Louis
BrettFrischmannVillanova University
ShreyasGandlurPrinceton University; Yale Law School
AmyGaudionPenn State Dickinson Law
MitishaGaurSant’Anna Shool of Advanced Studies, Pisa
KatrinaGeddesNYU law
SaraGeogheganElectronic Privacy Information Center
StephanieGlabersonGeorgetown University Law Center
RuobinGongRutgers University
GloriaGonzãlez-FusterVrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
CamiGorayUniversity of Michigan
AyeletGordon-TapieroGeorgetown University
JimGravesFederal Communications Commission
ColinGrayPurdue University
BenGreenUniversity of Michigan
JamesGrimmelmannCornell Tech and Cornell Law School
WendyGrossmanFreelance writer
SukhiGulatiMassachusetts Institute of Technology
ZuzannaGulczyńskaGhent University
JohannaGunawanNortheastern University
PhilippHackerEuropean New School of Digital Studies, European University Viadrina
ThomasHaleyUniversity of Virginia
GautamHansCornell Law School
WoodrowHartzogBoston University School of Law
NicolasHidalgoACLU of Northern California
MikeHintzeHintze Law PLLC
MarciaHofmannZeitgeist Law
TimothyHolbrookEmory University School of Law
MargaretHondaThe International Association of Privacy Professionals
JanelleHsiaUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Yong YongHuRadboud University
GordonHullUNC Charlotte
Jevan AlexanderHutsonHintze Law PLLC
BasilealImanaUniversity of Southern California
NikolaosIoannidisVrije Universiteit Brussel
AbigailJacobsUniversity of Michiga
LuizaJarovskyLuiza Jarovsky
AreebaJibrilUniversity of California – Berkeley, School of Law
D.R.JonesUniversity of Memphis School of Law
Meg LetaJonesGeorgetown University
SimonJudkinsUniversity of Southern California
Zubair binJunaidInternational Business School, Budapest Hungary
ThomasKadriUniversity of Georgia School of Law
MargotKaminskiColorado Law
CameronKerryThe Brookings Institution
OsKeyesUniversity of Washington
MehtabKhanYale University
CynthiaKhooCenter on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law
Min CheongKimUniversity of Maryland College Park
NathanielKimGeorgetown University Law Center
PaulineKimWashington University School of Law
AnneKlinefelterUniversity of North Carolina
NitinKohliUC Berkeley Center for Effective Global Action
NoamKoltUniversity of Toronto
ChristinaKoningisorUniversity of Utah Law School
CameronKormyloVirginia Tech
AleksandraKorolovaPrinceton University
SmithaKrishna PrasadGeorgetown University
mihirkshirsagarPrinceton University
Elif NurKumruUniversity of Ottawa
BenjaminLauferCornell Tech
RachelLeavittWashington University in St. Louis School of Law
RonLeeArnold & Porter
AnnaLenhartUniversity of Maryland
YafitLev-AretzCity University of New York
DaviLiangNew York University Digital Interests Lab
Artur PericlesLima MonteiroInformation Society Project, Yale Law School
AnatLiorYale University
SionaListokinGeorge Mason University
Chan Hou/AlexLouTsinghua University School of Law
SylviaLuUC Berkeley School of Law
OrlaLynskeyLSE Law School
GianclaudioMalgieriLeiden University
MilicaMaricicPrinceton University
MasonMarksFlorida State, HLS Petrie-Flom
KirstenMartinUniversity of Notre Dame
NicholasMateraColorado Law School
HideyukiMatsumiVrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
AndreaMatwyshynPenn State
ThomasMcBrienElectronic Privacy Information Center
WilliamMcGeveranUniversity of Minnesota Law School
MarkMcKennaUCLA School of Law
EdwardMcNicholasRopes & Gray / GWU Law (adjunct)
EmilyMcReynoldsNYU Center for Responsible AI
JakobMeraneETH Zurich
OishiekaMoitraUniversity of Colorado Boulder
PegahMoradiCornell University
ChristopherMortenColumbia Law School
ReemaMoussaUSC Gould School of Law
ScottMulliganSkidmore College
VarunNagaraj RaoPrinceton University
BryceNewellUniversity of Oregon; Utrecht University
NóraNi LoideainInstitute of Advanced Legal Studies
AileenNielsenETH Zurich / NYU Information Law Institute
HelenNissenbaumCornell Tech
EricNullCenter for Democracy & Technology
FaithObafemiVrije University Amsterdam
PaulOhmGeorgetown Law
ToluOjuolaUniversity of Virginia School of Law
NgoziOkidegbeBoston University
PeterOrmerodNorthern Illinois University College of Law
ArunPUniversity of Delhi
JohnPaneRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology
PatrickParhamThe University of Maryland
EuniceParkWestern State College of Law
SunooParkColumbia University & Columbia Law School
AmandaParsonsUniversity of Colorado Law School
JonPenneyOsgoode Hall Law School // Citizen Lab (Toronto) // Harvard BKC
LianaPenningtonSaint Anselm College
NajarianPetersUniversity of Kansas School of Law
KeithPorcaroDuke Law School
JanainaR. Valle GomesUniversity of Pennsylvania – Penn Carey Law School
NatalieRamUniversity of Maryland Carey School of Law
BlakeReidUniversity of Colorado Boulder
NathanReitingerUniversity of Maryland, Department of Computer Science
WenyouRenWuhan University
NeilRichardsWashington University School of Law
HilaryRobinsonNortheastern University
SofiaRodriguezWellesley College
JenniferRothmanUniversity of Pennsylvania
GabeRudinColorado Law
DavidRudolphLieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
JayshreeSarathyHarvard University
SarahSchefflerPrinceton University
MorganScheuermanUniversity of Colorado Boulder
ViolaSchmidTechnical University Darmstadt
SaritaSchoenebeckUniversity of Michigan
VictoriaSchwartzPepperdine Caruso School of Law
JeremySeemanPenn State University
DavidSella-VillaUniversity of South Carolina School of Law
AndrewSellarsBoston University School of Law
MichelleShenThe University of Chicago Law School
ZhuoyiShenDurham University
VitalyShmatikovCornell Tech
AlexisShoreBoston University
YanShvartzshnaiderYork University
ShellySimanaStanford Law School
IdoSivan-SevillaUniversity of Maryland
ScottSkinner-ThompsonUniversity of Colorado Law School
RobertSloanUniversity of Illinois Chicago
DanielSoloveGeorge Washington University Law School
AliciaSolow-NiedermanGW Law
SriramSrikumarUniversity of New South Wales
RyanSteedCarnegie Mellon University
KatherineStrandburgNew York University School of Law
DanielleStrimbuUniversity of Denver
SimonSunIndiana University Maurer School of Law
BenjaminSundholmTulane University School of Law
HarrySurdenUniversity of Colorado
DanielSusserPenn State
CelineTakatsunoUniversity of the Pacific | McGeorge School of Law
AyeletTapieroGeorgetown University
StefanoTramacereScuola Universitaria Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa and University of Pisa 
MatthewToksonUniversity of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law
PremTrivediTech, Law & Security Program at American University
EmilyTsengCornell University
WayneUngerQuinnipiac University School of Law
BlaseUrUniversity of Chicago, Department of Computer Science
OzodaUsmanovaGeorgetown Law
SivaVaidhyanathanThe University of Virginia
freyjavan den boomMalmo
MariaVasquez Callo-MüllerUniversity of Lucerne
JanetVertesiPrinceton University
SalomeViljoenUniversity of Michigan
JessicaVitakUniversity of Maryland
AriWaldmanNortheastern University
JordanWallace-WolfUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
LoganWarbergUnited States Senate
RichardWarnerChicago-Kent College of Law
SydneyWeigertUniversity of Colorado Law School
SusanneWetzelStevens Institute of Technology
RebeccaWexlerUC Berkeley School of Law
CedricWhitneyUC Berkeley – School of Information
BenjaminWintersElectronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
AlexandraWoodBerkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
AkosuaWordieHoward University
FelixWuCardozo School of Law
SvetlanaYakovlevaInstitute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam
Rui-JieYewBrown University
XiaoweiYuThe University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
MonaZahirDuke University
MadihaZahrahCornell Tech
ElanaZeideUniversity of Nebraska College of Law
StavZeitouniNYU School of Law
Chen / KrystalZengChina University of Political Science and Law
CarleenZubrzyckiUniversity of Connecticut School of Law