The Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) Award recognizes leading privacy scholarship that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, U.S. federal agencies, and data protection authorities around the world. The PPPM Award’s judges selected Professor Cofone’s work as one of five papers they recommend to policymakers as the “must-read” privacy scholarship of the year.
As part of the award, Professor Cofone will attend the tenth Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers event, held in Washington, DC in February 2020, where he will discuss his work at the United States Senate with policymakers, academics, and privacy professionals.
Professor Cofone joined McGill University's Faculty of Law as an assistant professor in 2018, where he teaches Privacy Law, Artificial Intelligence Law, and Business Associations. His research explores how the law should adapt to technological and social change, with a particular focus on privacy and algorithmic decision-making. In his latest projects, he proposes how to evaluate harm in privacy class actions and how to prevent algorithmic discrimination.
“We are thrilled to see Professor Cofone’s research be recognized in this way,” Dean Robert Leckey said. “As this award evidences, his work has the capacity to shape the future of policy – we’re proud to count him amongst the Faculty’s world-class researchers.”