Published: Jan. 2, 2018
Craig Konnoth

A paper authored by Associate Professor Craig Konnoth received the annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award from the Future of Privacy Forum. The award recognizes leading privacy scholarship that is relevant to policymakers in the U.S. Congress, at federal agencies, and to data protection authorities abroad.

After an extensive selection process by a diverse team of academics, advocates, and industry privacy professionals, Konnoth’s work was deemed a “must-read” piece of privacy scholarship for policymakers of the year. Konnoth will present his research at the 8th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers event on Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C., where he will discuss his work with policymakers, academics, and privacy professionals at the U.S. Senate. A summary of his work will also be featured in the annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Digest, to be distributed to a wide range of U.S. and international policymakers.

Konnoth’s paper, “Health Information Equity,” shows how health information regulation disproportionately impacts the data security and autonomy of patients in lower socio-economic and health status groups by making their data more readily available for public research. The paper was published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, where Konnoth previously served as a Sharswood Fellow.

Before arriving at the University of Colorado Law School, Konnoth was a Sharswood and Rudin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and NYU Medical School, where he taught health information law, health law, and LGBT health law and bioethics. Prior to that, he served as deputy solicitor general and the inaugural Earl Warren Fellow at the California Department of Justice. He holds a JD from Yale Law School, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from Fordham University.