Privacy Law Scholars Conference

A CSPRI Multidisciplinary Initiative

June 04, 2020
Privacy Law Scholars Conference


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Organized jointly by the [UC] Berkeley Center for Law and Technology 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

This is a limited-capacity invitational conference that requires significant preparation (usually 1.5 to 2 days of reading prior to the event).   All participants are expected to have read and be prepared to discuss one paper per session (usually a total of eight papers). 

Authors are encouraged to participate in “listening” mode to discussions among participants on an author’s paper.  There are no panels or talking head events at PLSC. There are no published proceedings, and after the event, papers are not available. The authors’ drafts are works in progress, and are not released or publicized (no Tweeting, blogging, etc.), as authors’ ideas are often inchoate and need incubation for full development.

The paper deadline has passed, but one can participate in the discussions.  Privacy scholars and practitioners who will commit to attending both days may apply for an invitation at [email protected]