The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) invites privacy scholars and authors with an interest in privacy issues to nominate finished papers for consideration for FPF’s annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award.
FPF’s Privacy Papers for Policymakers:
- Recognizes the year’s leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and data protection authorities internationally.
- Highlights 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.
- Showcases the winning authors and summaries of their work in an annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Digest, to be distributed to a wide range of U.S. and international policymakers.
- Please submit nominations on or before October 15, 2021.
- Email to [email protected] on or before October 15, 2021:
- Full paper (pdf, .doc, or .docx) or link to a publicly available download (e.g. SSRN).
- 1-page Executive Summary or Abstract (pdf, .doc, or .docx)
- For each Author: name; email; phone number; mailing address; and full job title or affiliation
- Note: authors of selected papers will be asked for a headshot and 75-250 word biography.
- Papers must have been completed, accepted for publication, scheduled for publication, or published in the last 12 months.
- Papers must be privacy-focused, or closely related to privacy, and applicable to policymakers working in privacy.
- We welcome academic papers, book chapters, empirical research, or other longer-form analysis.
- Authors are encouraged to submit their own work, and/or may be nominated by others. There is no limit to number of nominations.
The Review Process
- Submissions evaluated in: (1) Originality; (2) Applicability to policymaking; and (3) Overall quality of writing.
- Submissions will receive an initial ranking from a broad range of privacy field experts, including academics, privacy advocates, and Chief Privacy Officers on FPF’s Advisory Board.
- A panel of Judges will select winners to receive Future of Privacy’s 12th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers
Student Paper Award
FPF is pleased to also offer a student paper award for students of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Student submissions must follow the same guidelines as the general PPPM award. The deadline for student submissions is November 5, 2021.
The Future of Privacy Forum will invite winning authors to present their work at an annual event with top policymakers and privacy leaders in the Spring of 2022 (date TBD). FPF will also publish a digest of the summaries of the winning papers for distribution to policymakers in the U.S. and abroad.
2020 Privacy Papers for Policymakers
Last year’s 11th Annual Privacy Papers for Policy Makers included a keynote from acting Acting FTC Chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter. Honorary Co-Hosts included Senator Edward Markey and Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Privacy Caucus.
Watch last year’s virtual presentation and read the papers here.