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2017 Privacy Papers for Policymakers

February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Each year, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) invites privacy scholars and authors with an interest in privacy issues to submit papers to be considered for FPF’s Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award.


  • To recognize leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and for data protection authorities internationally.
  • To showcase important work that analyzes current and emerging privacy issues and proposes achievable short-term solutions or new means of analysis that could lead to real-world policy solutions.
  • To advance academic-industry collaboration in support of the National Privacy Research Strategy
  • Publication of an annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Digest which showcases the winning authors and summaries of their work, to be distributed to a wide range of U.S. and international policymakers.


  • Each submission is evaluated in three main categories: (1) Originality; (2) Applicability to policymaking; and (3) Overall quality of writing.
  • In the Fall, submissions receive an initial ranking from top privacy experts, including academics, privacy advocates, and Chief Privacy Officers on FPF’s Advisory Board. Five winners are then selected by a panel of final Judges (to be announced) to receive the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award.
  • Winners are contacted in late Fall.
  • The leading Authors are invited to join FPF in Washington, DC to present their work to top regulators, policymakers, and privacy leaders at the annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers programmatic event.


The Future of Privacy Forum will invite winning authors to discuss their work at an annual academic event with top policymakers and privacy leaders in Washington, DC.


February 27, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Future of Privacy Forum