Grant / January 2020

Privacy Localism Conference Travel Grant Proposal

As the pendulum of interest in privacy policy swings from Washington D.C. to local governments, city officials are taking up the responsibility of inspecting regulatory space for improved privacy protections. For his capstone project, the grantee will conduct an advanced policy analysis focused on improving cybersecurity policy and cyber-hygiene in local government. To inform this research, he will attend a conference, “Privacy Localism: A New Research Agenda,” hosted by the Information Law Institute at New York University. Through a series of panel discussions and a roundtable meeting, participants will discuss the future of local government privacy policy. The project will assist the Committee on Information Technology (COIT), the premiere tech policy body for the City and County of San Francisco.