Sunday, June 07, 2009

Privacy Law Scholars' Conference

Have just spent a wonderful few days in Berkeley at the PLSC. We got to hear from both Alan Westin, perhaps the most influential privacy researcher of the 20th century, and the counsel for Katz — who persuaded the US Supreme Court in 1967 that phone conversations deserved Fourth Amendment protection.

The format of two days of intensive discussions with all papers circulated beforehand was much more productive than the usual conference panels and keynotes. I'm already looking forward to next year's event back in Washington DC. But now I'm on the beach in Sydney preparing for SoGikII on Tuesday :)

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