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Certification Training April 5-6
Active Learning April 6
Conference April 7-8
Although we’ve only just wrapped up this year’s event, we’re already looking ahead to next year, when we will celebrate our 25th anniversary. Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 23, 2020, when CDT’s Annual Dinner will return to The Anthem. Sponsorship details are forthcoming, and we hope you will keep Tech Prom in mind as you plan for next year.
Organized jointly by BCLT and the George Washington University Law School, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice. PLSC brings together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciplines (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government). For more information, see our FAQ.
PLSC is a paper workshop. There are no published proceedings, and after the event, papers are not available. Because authors’ drafts are works in progress, we do not publicly release these writings, nor do we publicize them (no Tweeting, blogging, etc.), as authors’ ideas are often inchoate and need incubation for full development.
At PLSC, papers workshops are led by a “commenter” who facilitates a discussion among participants on an author’s paper. Authors are encouraged to participate in “listening” mode. There are no panels or talking head events at PLSC.
All participants are expected to read and be prepared to discuss one paper per session (usually a total of 8 papers), and thus PLSC requires significant preparation. We recommended that participants devote 1.5 to 2 days of reading to prepare prior to the conference. One does not need to submit a paper to participate in PLSC–indeed most participants do not.
The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted by mobile applications (“apps”). The call for presentations seeks empirical research responding to several questions, including:
- What are the risks to consumer data, particularly data held by health apps, and how does the risk vary by product and data type?
- Which products are transmitting user data to third parties, who are the recipients, what are the data, and what are the apparent purposes for these transmissions?
- What are the tradeoffs between product functionality (including the ability to combine data from various devices) and increased security or increased privacy protections?
- Are there unique attributes or characteristics of apps that collect, store, or transmit health data that merit special attention or focus?
Information on how to submit a presentation can be found in the call for presentations. The deadline for submissions is April 10, 2020.
Certification Training September 29-30
Workshops September 30
Conference October 1-2
“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is a celebration for everyone and held on January 28th every year.”
More information can be found here.
Certification Training April 25-26
Active Learning April 26
Conference April 27-28