Welcome to Research Coordination Network

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), FPF launched a Privacy and Data Responsibility Research Coordination Network (RCN). The RCN is a community of academic researchers and industry practitioners that foster industry-academic cooperation to address research priorities identified in the National Privacy Research Strategy (NPRS). The RCN creates new partnerships, incentivizes and distributes research, and promotes discussion of issues under the NPRS, supporting action toward technological innovation while protecting individual privacy.



Browse our directory of Academics who are actively researching privacy challenges from a variety of perspectives. Here you can find Academics with expertise in specific areas, narrow by institution or simply search by name.

Frank Pasquale

University of Maryland

Big Data, Data Privacy, and Ethics

Florian Schaub

University of Michigan

Data Privacy and Internet of Things

Arvind Narayanan

Princeton University

Cryptography, Ethics, Privacy and Security, and Technology Policy

Helen Nissenbaum

Cornell Tech and New York University

Accountability, Data Privacy, Ethics, and Privacy and Security

Jennifer Daskal

American University

Data Privacy, Intellectual Property, Privacy and Security, and Surveillance

Travis Breaux

Carnegie Mellon Univesity

Compliance and Privacy and Security

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Working on a research project and would like input from your peers? Interested in recruiting participants for an upcoming study you are leading? Our opportunities section provides you with the chance to collaborate with the greater RCN community. Send your request to rcn@fpf.org and we will work with you on creating and posting your opportunity.

Privacy Scholars Fellowship applications to PEP at George Mason University

Program on Economics and Privacy at George Mason University Call for Participation for 2017-2018 Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the 2017-18 Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program. The Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program is designed to support research on the economics […]

NSF Employment Opportunity – Program Director in The Division of Information and Intelligent Systems

The Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) within the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a nationwide search to fill a Program Director position in the following programs: Information Integration and Informatics (III) core program and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program: The Information Integration […]

CMU Capstone Project Opportunities

Lorrie Cranor, Director of CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-director of Master of Science in Information Technology—Privacy Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University is looking to connect her students to possible summer internships and capstone project opportunities. If you have either, please reach out to Lorrie directly at lorrie@cs.cmu.edu. The following is a description […]

Ohio State University Ethical Framework Research Study

Dennis Hirsch, Professor of Law at Ohio State University is leading an interdisciplinary research study on how companies manage the ethical issues raised by their use of big data analytics. This fall, the research team would like to interview those companies that have engaged most thoughtfully with this area. If you are a company interested […]

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Bridging Industry and Academia to Tackle Responsible Research and Privacy Practices • November 2 @ 8:00 am • Facebook Offices, New York, NY

As more human interactions move online and the amount and variety of information shared digitally continues to grow, decisions regarding the collection, sharing, and use of this data must take into account both ethical and privacy considerations. It is important that industry and academia come together to find joint solutions for making these difficult decisions […]

Brussels Privacy Symposium and Call for Papers on AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge • November 6 @ 9:30 am • Vrije Universiteit Brussels

This year’s event follows up on the 2016 Brussels Privacy Symposium regarding Identifiability: Policy and Practical Solutions for Anonymization and Pseudonymization. The 2017 Symposium, titled AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge, will focus on developing ideas that address the ethical challenges associated with the new capabilities Artificial Intelligence technologies present for democratic institutions, human autonomy, and the social […]

Privacy Engineering Research and the GDPR • November 10 @ 8:00 am • University of Leuven

A multidisciplinary research approach to understanding privacy is needed and deploying new privacy-aware approaches may require changes in existing technology systems, in business processes, in regulations, and in laws, as stated in the US National Privacy Research Strategy. When the EU’s GDPR becomes fully applicable on 25 May 2018, many data protection requirements will be […]

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