The Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Nominations for the 2024 award are open! See the call for nominations to learn how to nominate your favorite privacy paper.

The Caspar Bowden PET award carries a USD $3000 prize and comes with a statue to commemorate the award. The Caspar Bowden Legacy Fund sponsors the statue.

For the list of past winners and runners-up, please visit the Winners page.


About Caspar: Caspar Bowden worked for over 20 years tirelessly advocating for the right to privacy and freedom from mass surveillance. He believed deeply in privacy enhancing technologies as a means to protect these rights and was involved in the PETS community for most of its history. Caspar served on the PoPETs/PETS advisory board and was instrumental in both creating the PET Award and securing its initial funding.

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