10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers – Send Us Your Work!


The 10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers awards have been announced. Register here to attend the event on February 6, 2020. We will open the submissions process for next year’s awards in fall 2020.

Have you conducted privacy-related research that policymakers should know about? If so, we can help you get it in front of key government officials. The Future of Privacy Forum will return to Capitol Hill early next year (date TBD) for the 10th installment of our annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) awards program.

PPPM recognizes the year’s leading privacy research and analysis that has practical implications for policymakers in Congress, federal agencies, and data protection authorities internationally. Winners are selected by a diverse team of academics, advocates, and industry privacy professionals. Awarded articles are chosen both for their scholarly value and because they offer policymakers concrete solutions and practical insights into real-world challenges.

Submit Your Work!

We are currently accepting finished papers to be considered for next year’s awards. The deadline for regular submissions is October 4, 2019, and the deadline for student submissions is October 25, 2019. For more on submission guidelines, please review this page.

Last year’s winning papers examined topical privacy issues: sexual privacy, data subject rights, how local laws can fill gaps in state and federal laws, and more. PPPM honors papers from academics, practitioners, technologists and lawyers, which allows for a wide range of approaches to research and analysis.

For 10 years, the research compiled in PPPM has informed the policy debate in Congress, in the states, and around the world. By submitting your work for consideration, you are providing a valuable tool for legislators and staff considering the structure and elements of a national privacy framework.

Please send any questions about the program or submission process to [email protected]. We look forward to reading your work!