We have the great pleasure to welcome you to the first Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) to be held in Lausanne on Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15, 2023, at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

What is PLSC ?

PLSC is a paper workshop conference. We follow a format where a discussant, rather than the author, introduces and leads a discussion on the paper. There are no panels nor talking heads, and everyone is a “participant”. Thus, conference participants will be expected to read the papers of the sessions they attend in advance to ensure high-quality discussions. Having your paper accepted is not a requirement for attending and contributing to the conference, and indeed many attendees do not present a paper.

We do not provide an opportunity to publish your paper. Our goal is simply to improve and provide support for in-progress scholarship. To do so, PLSC assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from Europe and abroad to discuss the papers. Privacy is meant in a broader sense and scholars from many disciplines (law, psychology, economics, sociology, philosophy, political science, computer science, etc.) also participate.

Key dates

  • Registration and abstract due: Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: early May, 2023
  • Full draft due: Friday, July 28, 2023
  • PLSC: Thursday and Friday, September 14-15, 2023

Submissions and registrations

We welcome submissions and registration from all relevant backgrounds. Please note that there are limited places. You can register and submit an abstract until March 31, 2023. We will then inform you by May if your paper has been accepted or not. The papers will be made available to conference participants mid-August 2023.

You can register with or without submitting an abstract. You can also offer yourself to comment on a paper, which is greatly appreciated.

When you register, you will be asked to provide your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Once your registration is complete, you can submit an abstract. You will be asked to submit the title of your paper and an abstract of 500-700 words (without references) that explains the main contributions of your paper and how it relates to the existing relevant literature, as well as the information regarding co-authors, if applicable. Your abstract should show the nature of the contribution of your paper to the field and how it relates to that literature. Any funding or sponsorship must be disclosed. Papers subject to any kind of control by a sponsor shall not be submitted.

Responsible Organizer

Prof. Sylvain M├ętille, University of Lausanne.


PLSC Lausanne 2023 does not receive any form of sponsorship.