B.A., Washington University; J.D., Yale University
Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is a co-reporter of the American Law Institute's Restatement of Information Privacy Principles.
An internationally known expert in privacy law, Professor Solove has been interviewed and quoted by the media in several hundred articles and broadcasts, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR.
Professor Solove is the author of several books including: Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale University Press 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard University Press 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale University Press 2007), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU Press 2004). The Future of Reputation, won the 2007 McGannon Award and his books have been translated into Chinese, Italian, Korean, and Bulgarian, among other languages.
Professor Solove also co-authored several textbooks including: Information Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing, 4th ed. 2012), Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP, 2nd edition 2013), Privacy and the Media (Aspen Publishing, 1st ed. 2009), and Privacy, Information, and Technology (Aspen Publishing, 3rd ed. 2012).
He has written more than 50 law review articles in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, NYU Law Review, Michigan Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, U. Chicago Law Review, California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and many others. He has also written shorter works for Scientific American, Washington Post, and several other newspapers and periodicals.
Professor Solove has testified before Congress and before government committees, including the National Committee on Vital Health Statistics. He has contributed to several amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and has been involved in a number of high-profile privacy cases involving Fortune 500 companies and celebrities.
His work has been cited in more than 1000 law review articles, excerpted in many casebooks, and discussed in many judicial opinions, including those by the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, district courts, and state supreme courts.
Professor Solove serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Future of Privacy Forum, and the Law and Humanities Institute. He is a fellow at the Ponemon Institute and at the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.
Professor Solove blogs at Concurring Opinions, a blog covering issues of law, culture, and current events. He posts occasionally at the Huffington Post and blogs frequently on LinkedIn as one of its "thought leaders."
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Areas of Expertise
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Concurrring Opinions (blog)
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