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Arvind Narayanan and I are excited to announce that the Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro ’18) will return in May 2018, once again co-located with the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.
The first ConPro brought together researchers from a wide range of disciplines, united by a shared goal of promoting consumer welfare through empirical computer science research. The topics ranged from potentially misleading online transactions to emerging biomedical technologies. Discussions were consistently insightful. For example, one talk explored the observed efficacy of various technical and non-technical civil interventions against online crime. Several—including a panel with technical and policy experts—considered steps that researchers can take to make their work more usable by policymakers, such as examining and documenting the agreement between researched practices and a company’s public statements.
We think the first workshop was a success. Participants were passionate about the social impact of their own research, and just as passionate in encouraging similarly thoughtful but dramatically different work. We aim to foster and build this engaged and supportive community.
As a result, we are thrilled to be organizing a second ConPro. Our interests lie wherever computer science intersects with consumer protection, including security, e-crime, algorithmic fairness, privacy, usability, and much more. Our stellar program committee reflects this range of interests. Check out the call for papers for more information. The submission deadline is January 23, 2018, and we look forward to reading this year’s great work!
11th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC 2018), to be held Wednesday–Thursday, May 30–31 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in DC.
PLSC is a paper workshop. There is no opportunity or obligation to publish flowing from it. Our goal is simply to improve and provide support for in-progress scholarship. To do so, PLSC assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss the papers. Scholars from many disciplines (psychology/economics, sociolo
We follow a format where a discussant, rather than the author, introduces and leads a discussion on the paper. There are no panels nor talking heads, and everyone is a “participant.” Participation is by invitation only; please do not transfer this invite to another person.
PLSC is co-sponsored by the George Washington University Law School and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS & OUTLINES
If you would like to workshop a paper, please create an account on our conference management system, and submit a title, short abstract that grounds your work in a literature (see below), and high-level outline by Friday, December 22, 2017: https://cmt3.research.microsof
Email Chris ([email protected]) if you encounter any problems.
We will announce accepted abstracts on January 19, 2017.
Workshop versions of the paper will be due April 27, 2018. There is no commitment (or opportunity) to publish.
Please note, there is a large and growing list of privacy scholarship. For instance, the SSRN eJournal for privacy has over 3,000 papers, and this excludes pre-internet works, books, and scholarship from non-legal fields. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/JE
In writing your abstract, please situate your project in a literature. If your topic is too new or spans multiple literatures, please indicate this. Please also explain the contribution your work makes to the literature.
The Program Committee has adopted new rules on sponsored scholarship at PLSC. We will not accept papers that are subject to pre-publication review/veto, or those where the sponsor controls the content of the paper. We furthermore require a conflicts of interest statement on scholarship.
When we survey participants, the most common complaint surrounds late papers. Thus, we reserve the right to cancel workshops if the paper draft is not provided sufficiently in advance for meaningful evaluation by participants.
Conference participants will be expected to read the papers in advance. Thus, please calendar two days of preparation time in advance of PLSC.
We do not have a hotel block because we’ve found that participants can easily locate rooms in DC.
Be seeing you at PLSC 2018,
Chris Jay Hoofnagle & Dan Solove
Franziska Boehm, University of Münster
Ryan Calo, University of Washington
Danielle Citron, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Julie Cohen, Georgetown University Law Center
Deven Desai, Georgia Institute of Technology
Woodrow Hartzog, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law
Kristy Hughes, University of Cambridge
William McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School
Paul Ohm, Georgetown University Law Center
Paul Schwartz, Berkeley Law
Priscilla Regan, George Mason University
Neil Richards, Washington University Law
BIOMETRICS INSTITUTE PRIVACY WORKSHOP | 1 JUNE 2018 | DARLING HARBOUR SYDNEY
This half-day workshop will take place alongside the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference 2018.
Details will be announced shortly.
For further information, please contact Christine at [email protected]
ENISA’s Annual Privacy Forum (APF) is to be held on the 13th and 14th June 2018 in Barcelona, in co-operation with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and Telefonica.
Call for papers for APF 2018 is now open. Submission until 30th of March 2018.
Papers presenting original work on the themes of data protection and privacy and their repercussions on technology, business, government, law, society and policy are invited. An inter-disciplinary approach is high in demand for APF2018 to contribute to bridging the gap between research, business models and policy, much like proposing new models and interpretations. APF2018 seeks contributions from policy makers and implementers, Data Protection Authorities, industry, consultants, NGOs and the civil society.
Student Papers. In order to promote participation of young researchers, the submission of papers by students is encouraged. These papers will be treated as thoroughly as full papers, but can be shorter and reflect novel thinking that might not have been fully elaborated just yet.
Short Papers. In addition to student papers, short papers are invited as this call is open to anyone who has a sketch of an idea, opinion or a call for collaboration.
For more information, please visit: APF2018 Call for papers.
The 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School will equip participants to adequately tackle the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and prepare them for the many challenges ahead. This practical dimension will be combined with a more general exploration of the evolving global and European privacy landscape, with a particular emphasis on transatlantic issues, and current policy debates.
Topics * Privacy and Data Protection: Introduction and recent developments in jurisprudence* The GDPR: Key issues* Data subject’s rights and remedies* Obligations of data controllers and processors* Behavioural advertising* E-Privacy* How to do a D/PIA including practical session* European Data Protection Board* International data transfers in EU data protection law* Data protection: An international perspective* Data Protection and humanitarian action*Privacy professionals in the private sector* EU data protection law, police and criminal justice* GDPR Case Studies
Lecturers Cecilia Alvarez (Pfizer)Istvan Böröcz (d.pia.lab, LSTS, VUB)Cedric Burton (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)Christopher Docksey (Hon. Director General, EDPS)Gloria González Fuster (Brussels Privacy Hub, LSTS, VUB)Graham Greenleaf (University of New South Wales)Hielke Hijmans (Brussels Privacy Hub, LSTS, VUB)Mireille Hildebrandt (LSTS, VUB)Joris van Hoboken (LSTS, VUB)Dariusz Kloza (d.pia.lab, LSTS, VUB)Christopher Kuner (Brussels Privacy Hub, LSTS, VUB)Caroline Louveaux (Mastercard)Massimo Marelli (International Committee of the Red Cross Data Protection Office)Juraj Sajfert (European Commission)Brendan Van Alsenoy (Legal Advisor, Belgian Privacy Commission & Affiliated Researcher, Centre for IT & IP Law, KU Leuven)Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius (LSTS, VUB & Universiteit van Amsterdam)
ProgrammeFind a provisional programme here. Please note that the programme may be subject to change.
- Early bird registration: 30 March 2018
- Standard registration: 1 June 2018
This workshop is led by the 2X second place winner of the Social Engineering Capture the Flag (CTF) at DEF CON. Rachel will share her preparation techniques for competing in social engineering contests and social engineering stories from the field, along with an interactive workshop on open source intelligence (OSINT) research and application methods for conducting an effective social engineering campaign. This will include a review of how social engineers conduct research through Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and an interactive mini-OSINT CTF with prizes for the teams who find the greatest number of flags!
Rachel is the CEO & Co-founder of SocialProof Security where she helps people and companies keep their data safe by training them on social engineering risks. Rachel also was a winner two years in a row in the DEF CON hacking conference’s Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest. In her remaining spare time, Rachel works as the Chair of the Board for the nonprofit Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) where she empowers women to lead the converging fields. After she gets to inbox zero, she watches David Lynch movies with her husband named Evan and pup named Snugs.
|31st Annual International Conference – Navigating GDPR: The art of the possible
The conference is held at St John’s College, Cambridge, where participants will enjoy the excellent refurbished facilities at the new conference centre. Come and experience a classic Cambridge college and walk across the Bridge of Sighs.
This residential conference is an opportunity to enjoy a unique friendly summer school atmosphere, while mingling with a group of Data Protection Commissioners, privacy managers, specialist lawyers and academics from many countries.
The conference brings you into close contact with privacy regulators, challenges conventional wisdom, offers good networking experience and provides excellent value for money.
2018 Conference themes:
We are delighted to announce Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as the opening keynote speaker for the 2018 summit. As President of the French Data Protection Authority and former Chair of the EU Article 29 Working Party, Isabelle is truly a global influencer. She led the EU process to develop the general Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that take effect in May 2018, granting individuals tough new privacy protections for personal data.
Our 8th annual conference will be the biggest yet in a game-changing year, as GDPR become a significant influence on multi-national corporations’ management of individuals’ personal data, irrespective of where they are headquartered.
Places are limited so please register today to join us at the 2018 Data Privacy summit.
When: July 24th – 26th 2018.
Where: The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, University of Texas, Austin. TX
Attendance: Free to the public or to watch via live-streaming video.
A limited number of reserved seats are available plus optional off-campus tours to explore Austin’s innovative technology and health communities, tickets to the July 24th Celebration of Privacy Gala Dinner when Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin will receive the Louis D Brandeis Privacy Award.
More details to follow.
The aim of the symposium is to foster communication among diverse communities of research and practice that have used the theory of contextual integrity as a framework to reason about, design and evaluate, craft regulation for, and generate formal logics for privacy. After the success of a half-day meeting in Fall 2017, we are excited to follow up with a more comprehensive event to foster discussion across a broader spectrum of disciplines. The Symposium will feature a combination of invited and submitted works.