Workshop Overview

We will be holding a workshop at the 2019 iConference on the future of information privacy, March 31, 2019 from 9am-5pm. This website has all the information you need to participate in the workshop. To go straight to the application form (due February 15, 2019), click here.

 (Abstract: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have created innumerable opportunities for connecting people, simplifying complex tasks, and developing ecosystems of tools for our homes and workplaces. At the same time, they create new threats to the privacy of individuals, groups, and organizations due to the collection, sharing, and analysis practices that companies employ on user-generated data. iSchools and the broader information science community are especially well-positioned to address these challenges because of our interdisciplinary expertise in sociotechnical spaces. In this workshop, we will work with participants to identify and define key domains where information scholars can contribute to our understanding of information privacy over the next 10 years. Topics of interest include research with marginalized groups; ethical issues with privacy research; bridging research, policy, and design; and expanding research on networked and group-managed privacy. Workshop goals include mapping these topic areas, connecting and networking with privacy researchers in the global information science community, writing a public statement on the state and future of information privacy research, and launching a call for a special issue of JASIST on this topic.