This year's Multidisciplinary Privacy Research Award contest has received 9 submissions from around the globe. The two finalist papers both concern behavioural-economics studies regarding people's privacy attitudes and behaviour.
The winner of the CPDP 2013 MPRA is a paper written by Sarah Spiekermann, Jana Korunovska and Christine Bauer entitled 'Psychology of ownership and asset defense: why people value their personal information beyond privacy'.
The 2012 award was won Thorben Burghardt, Klemens Böhm et al. for their paper 'Tackling Compliance Deficits of Data-Protection Law with User Collaboration - a Feasibility Demonstration with Human Participants'.
What is CPDP?
CPDP is a non profit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. From the start CPDP wanted to be more than just an academic platform. The mission is to gather all relevant stakeholders in an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect. The platform was joined by the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique and the Fraunhofer Institut für System und Innovationsforschung. Today, under the CPDP umbrella, panels are organised by a multitude of institutes and research groups: the Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft der TU Berlin, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Fundamental Rights Agency, and others. Sponsor money is used to organize the platform, to support some speakers and PhD students and to set up the Multidisciplinary Privacy Paper Award.
The Programming Committee
“As a first-time participant - but also a frequent contributor to and Committee member for Computers, Freedom & Privacy up to a decade ago - I congratulate you in particular on the vibrancy of the event and the breadth of perspectives that you managed to capture within so many of the sessions!” (Roger Clarke, AU)
“It was the best CPDP so far perhaps.” (Caspar Bowden, EU)