Redressing Privacy Violations

Privacy Redress Options Workshop

On December 10, 2020, the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, in partnership with Microsoft, hosted a workshop on options for privacy redress. Based on a set of four hypothetical enforcement approaches for a federal privacy law, the organizers invited participants representing different perspectives—industry, academia, civil society, and government—to come together to compare and contrast various remedies, mechanisms, and components of privacy redress. The ultimate goal of the workshop was to leverage expertise to help Congress and stakeholders move past privacy legislation gridlock.

Privacy Redress Options Workshop Report

Public Panel: Redressing Privacy Violations: A Conversation with Experts

Later in the day on December 10, 2020, the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab and Microsoft hosted a public panel exploring the broad range of potential options available for providing redress when an individual’s privacy is violated. During a 60-minute conversation, Professor Ryan Calo moderated a frank and illuminating discussion between three current and former Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission and a noted scholar of privacy remedies.

Public Panel Redressing Violations A Conversation with Experts Report


Julie Brill is Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft, and former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Terrell McSweeny is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP and a former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Noah Phillips is a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Lauren Scholz is the McConnaughhay and Rissman Professor of Law at the Florida State University College of Law.


Ryan Calo is the Lane Powell & D. Wayne Gittinger Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law and a co-founder of the Tech Policy Lab and the Center for an Informed Public.