Privacy Praxis

Law, Technology, Power, & Ethics

"The Bridge: How Does Your Scholarship/Work Live In This World?"

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

10:00 AM ET / 9:00 AM CT

Privacy Praxis is an annual conference bringing together scholars, practitioners, representatives, and advocates from a variety of disciplines to discuss and develop privacy work rooted in the experience of the communities most impacted and the least consulted. 

We envision this work to be built on multinational synergies based on shared experiences, patterns, and practices that have inspired (and in some cases halted) innovation. 

Mission Statement

Our conference is informed by our study of praxis and what we call the omni-modern perspective. The omni-modern perspective asserts that it is the communities who experience the impact (usually the kind that reinforces subordination and subjugation) that are at the forefront of creating authentic and sustainable solutions and new approaches to respond to, limit, and/or neutralize direct or collateral damage. 

We do not always succeed but we believe that we can do more together.

This all-modern approach recognizes that regardless of the period, marginalized communities are always ahead of what is considered “modern” given a specific time or space, as a matter of survival and flourishing. This conference seeks to leverage omni-modernity towards the end of enhancing and amplifying life affirming work beyond the confines of mere ‘survival’ through collaboration and network-world building.

Designed By

Najarian R. Peters

Associate Professor of Law 

University of Kansas Law School 

Faculty Associate 

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School

Keynote Speaker

Anita Allen

Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Additional Speakers To be Determined

Conference Topics

First Stage of Praxis


Identifying and defining the problem(s), 

imbalance(s) or obstacle(s) & 

power sources (origin and response)

Primary Principles:

Defining/Framing, Epistemology, & Sight/Knowing

Second Stage of Praxis


Decision making about what can and/or must be done

Secondary Principles:

Planning, Organizing, & Motion/Doing 

Creating distance and space

Third Stage of Praxis


Resolution/break from problem, obstacle, and/or imbalance

Tertiary Principles:

Velocity, Resolution, and/or World Building

Code of Conduct

Privacy Praxis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any part of the conference or other conference-connected media. Privacy Praxis participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers. 


Privacy Praxis follows the Chatham House Rule.

Read the full Privacy Praxis Code of Conduct:

Our Supporters

Sponsored By:

The University of Kansas School of Law

School of Law

In Collaboration With:

Berkman Klien Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Data & Society


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