Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School and The Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham University School of Law host the annual Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop at Fordham Law School.

The Workshop, generously sponsored by Microsoft, offers privacy scholars from diverse fields the opportunity to receive extensive and detailed constructive commentary on their works in progress.  We invite submissions on a variety of privacy-related topics from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, law, social science, computer science, engineering, communications, and public policy.

The Workshop format is designed to facilitate discussion and commentary on early stage papers, or papers that can benefit from substantial feedback. Therefore, we will give preference to papers that are sufficiently developed to be read and critiqued, but not yet submitted for publication. There will be no presentations at the Workshop; rather, only brief commentary from a lead commentator and feedback from participants. All participants and attendees are asked to read the papers ahead of time and stay for the entire workshop.

  • Our incredible Workshop Program Committee helps select abstracts for inclusion in our discussions. The members of the Committee are, in alphabetical order:

    Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University, Department of Computer Science
    Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech
    Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
    Joel R. Reidenberg, Fordham University School of Law (co-Chair)
    Kathy Strandburg, NYU School of Law
    Joe Turow, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication
    Ari Ezra Waldman, New York Law School (co-Chair)

  • November 9, 2018

    8:30 - 9:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast

    9:00 - 9:15 AM
    Welcome, Ari Ezra Waldman, New York Law School

    9:15 - 10:00 AM
    The Hidden Curriculum of Lateral Surveillance and Human Black Boxes, by Ope Akanbi, University of Pennsylvania (Commentator: Kathy Strandburg, New York University School of Law)

    10:00 - 10:15 AM

    Artificial Intelligence and Role-Reversible Judgment, by Kiel Brennan-Marquez,University of ConnecticutSchool of Law; Stephen E. Henderson, University of Oklahoma College of Law
    (Commentator: Jake Goldenfein, Cornell Tech)

    10:15 - 10:30 AM

    10:30 - 11:15 AM
    Privacy When Form Doesn’t Follow Function, by Roger Ford, University of NewHampshire School of Law
    (Commentator: Mark Verstraete, New York University School of Law)

    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    RoboTruckers: The Double Threat of AI for Low-Wage Work, by Karen Levy, Cornell University
    (Commentator: Sara Maroun)

    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    1:00 - 1:15 PM
    From Deception to Unfairness: Towards a New Paradigm of Privacy Law and Policy for the Big Data Economy,
    by Dennis Hirsch, Ohio State Moritz College of Law
    (Commentator: Sebastian Benthall, New York University School of Law)

    1:15 - 2:00 PM

    AI-Based Suicide Prediction, by Mason Marks, New York University School of Law and Cornell Tech, Yale Information Society Project
    (Commentator: Ann Bartow, University of New Hampshire School of Law)

    2:00 - 2:15 PM

    2:15 - 3:00 PM
    Trustworthy Privacy Indicators: Grades, Labels, Certifications, and Dashboards, by Joel R. Reidenberg,N. Cameron Russell, Vlad Herta, William Ioas, and Thomas Norton, Fordham University School of Law
    (Commentator: Emily McReynolds, University of Washington)

    3:00 - 3:45 PM
    Urban Robotics: Achieving Autonomy in Design and Regulation of Robots and Cities,
    by Jesse Woo, Kyoto University; Jan Whittington, University of Washington; Ronald Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology
    (Commentator: Ignacio Cofone, McGill University)

    3:45 - 4:00 PM

    4:00 - 4:15 PM
    Legally Cognizable Manipulation, by Ido Kilovaty, University of Tulsa College of Law
    (Commentator: Andrea Matwyshyn, Northeastern University School of Law)

    4:15 - 5:00 PM
    Supracompetitive Privacy, by Abbey Stemler, Indiana University; Greg Day, University of Georgia
    (Commentator: Thomas Kadri, Yale Law School)

    5:00 - 5:45 PM
    Warrants and Digital Evidence, by Laurent Sacharoff, University of Arkansas School of Law
    (Commentator: Sarah Lageson, Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice)

    5:45 - 7:00 PM
    Closing Cocktail Reception

  • October 20, 2017

    8:30-9:15 AM
    Registration, Breakfast, and Welcome

    9:15-9:30 AM

    9:30-10:15 AM
    Anti-Discriminatory Privacy by Ignacio Cofone, NYU ILI
    (Commentator: Laurent A. Sacharoff)

    10:15-10:30 AM
    Privacy and Synthetic Datasets by Nathan Reitinger, Preetam Dutta, and Steven M. Bellovin, Columbia
    (Commentator: James Grimmelmann)

    10:30-10:45 AM

    10:45-11:30 AM
    Big Brothers and Little Sisters by Marjolein Lanzing, Eindhoven University of Technology
    (Commentator: Angela Campbell)

    11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
    (Ab)Use of Consumer Information: How Can Companies Use Consumer Information by Kirsten Martin, GWU School of Business
    (Commentator: Joe Turow)

    12:15-1:15 PM

    1:15-2:00 PM
    The Investigative Dynamics of the Use of Malware by Law Enforcement by Paul Ohm, Georgetown University Law Center
    (Commentator: Sarah Lageson)

    2:00-2:45 PM
    Reap What You Sow? The Privacy of Agricultural Data by Karen Levy, Solon Barocas, & Alexandra Mateescu, Cornell University
    (Commentator: Kiel Brennan-Marquez)

    2:45-3:00 PM

    3:00-3:15 PM
    Privacy and Access in Criminal Defense by Rebecca Wexler
    (Commentator: Marc Blitz)

    3:15-4:00 PM
    The Duty of Data Security by William McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School
    (Commentator: Andrea Matwyshyn)

    4:00-4:15 PM
    Privacy, Ethics, and High Dimensional Social Science Data: A Case Study of the Fragile Families Challenge by Ian Lundberg, Princeton University
    (Commentator: Joshua Kroll, UC Berkeley)

    4:15-4:30 PM

    4:30-5:15 PM
    Data Philanthropy by Yafit Lev-Aretz, NYU ILI
    (Commentator: Kurt Wimmer)

    5:15-6:00 PM
    Privacy and Power in New Contractual Forms by Mark Verstraete, University of Arizona
    (Commentator: Roger Ford)

    6:00-7:00 PM
    Closing Cocktail Reception