This Year’s Must-Read Privacy Papers to be Honored at Capitol Hill Event

The Future of Privacy Forum’s 13th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award Recognizes Influential Privacy Research

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) — a global non-profit focused on data protection headquartered in Washington, D.C. — announced the winners of its 13th annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) Awards.

The PPPM Awards recognize leading privacy scholarship that is relevant to policymakers in the U.S. Congress, at federal agencies and for international data protection authorities. Six winning papers, one honorable mention, a student submission and a student honorable mention were selected by a diverse group of leading academics, advocates and industry privacy professionals from FPF’s Advisory Board.

Award winners will have the unique opportunity to showcase their papers at the Privacy Papers for Policymakers ceremony on February 16, 2023 on Capitol Hill. The event is free, open to the public and widely attended.

“Academic scholarship can serve as a valuable resource for policymakers,” said Jules Polonetsky, FPF’s CEO. “Now more than ever, topics such as discriminatory exclusion, punitive surveillance, algorithmic fairness, cross-border data flows, reproductive health and the enforcement of data protection rules are at the forefront of the privacy debate. These papers are ‘must-reads’ for legislators and data protection regulators grappling with data protection issues and enforcement.”

FPF’s 2023 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award winners are:

Dismantling the “Black Opticon”: Privacy, Race, Equity, and Online Data-Protection Reform by Anita L. Allen, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School This paper critically elaborates the “Black Opticon”

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