Fordham Professor’s Paper on Privacy Named One of the Year’s Best


The Future of Privacy Forum has named a paper co-authored by Fordham Law Professor Joel Reidenberg one of “The Year’s Must-Read Privacy Papers.”

According to a statement released November 16, the FPF named Reidenberg’s paper “Accountable Algorithms” among the five winners of its 7th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. The award honors privacy research and scholarship of immediate utility to policymakers in the United States and abroad.

“Policymakers are grappling with privacy issues that are more sophisticated than ever, and academic scholarship can provide a much-needed source of innovative thinking and new ideas,” said Jules Polonetsky, FPF’s CEO. “Through this award, we aim to bring the very best of academic privacy scholarship to the people who are crafting real-world policy.”

“Accountable Algorithms” (publication forthcoming) finds Reidenberg, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and founding academic director of Fordham’s Center on Law and Information Policy, sharing an author credit with Joshua A. Kroll of CloudFlare; Joanna Huey, Solon Barocas and Edward W. Felten of Princeton University; and David G. Robinson and Harlan Yu of Upturn.

Reidenberg’s work will be honored in an awards ceremony on January 11, 2017, in Washington D.C. Leaders from FPF will join co-hosts Senator Edward J. Markey, Congressman Joe Barton, and Congresswoman Diana DeGette in presenting the award winners’ research to policymakers, academics, and professionals.

Another of Reidenberg’s co-authored papers, “Ambiguity in Privacy Policies and the Impact of Regulation,” was one of four honorable mentions. Thomas B. Norton, CLIP’s privacy fellow, was one of the paper’s four co-authors.


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