Solove, Daniel Justin

GW Law Faculty Publications

February 22, 2021

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(With Woodrow Hartzog.) Breached!: Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It (Oxford University Press, 2022).

(With Paul M. Schwartz.)  EU Data Protection and the GDPR (2d ed., Aspen Publ’g, 2024).
     First edition published in 2021.

(With Schwartz, Paul M.)  Information Privacy Law (8th ed., Aspen Publ'g, 2024).
     First edition published in 2003.
     Second edition published in 2006, with Marc Rotenberg & Paul M. Schwartz.
     Third edition published in 2009.
     Fourth edition published in 2011.
     Fifth edition published in 2015.
     Sixth edition published in 2018.
     Seventh edition published in 2021.

(With Schwartz, Paul M.) Privacy Law Fundamentals (6th ed. 2022).
     First edition published in 2011.
     Second edition published in 2013.
     Third edition published in 2015.
     Fourth edition published in 2017.
     Fifth edition published in 2019.

(With Schwartz, Paul M.) Consumer Privacy and Data Protection (4th ed., Aspen Publ’g, 2024).
     First edition published in 2015.
     Second edition published in 2018.
     Third edition published in 2021.

(With Schwartz, Paul.) Privacy and the Media (5th ed., Aspen Publ’g, 2024).
     First edition published in 2009.
     Second edition published in 2015.
     Third edition published in 2018.
     Fourth edition published in 2021.

(With Schwartz, Paul M.) Privacy, Law Enforcement and National Security (4th ed., Aspen Publ’g, 2024).
     First edition published in 2015.
     Second edition published in 2018.
     Third edition published in 2021.

Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. 

(With Schwartz, Paul M.) Privacy, Information, and Technology. 3rd ed. New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2011.
     First edition published in 2006, with Marc Rotenberg & Paul M. Schwartz.
     Second edition [Aspen Pub.] published in 2009.

(With Schwartz, Paul M.) Information Privacy Statutes and Regulations. 2010-2011 Edition. New York : Aspen, 2009.
     First edition published in 2008.

Understanding Privacy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008. 

The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
     Paperback edition published in 2008.
     Korean translation published in 2008.

The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age. New York: New York University Press, 2004. 


(With Woodrow Hartzog.) Kafka in the Age of AI and the Futility of Privacy as Control, 104 B.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2024).

AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans, 96 Fordham L. Rev. 1923 (2024).

Data Is What Data Does: Regulating Use, Harm, and Risk Instead of Sensitive Data, 118 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1081 (2024).

The Limitations of Privacy Rights, 98 Notre Dame L. Rev. 975 (2023).

Murky Consent: An Approach to the Fictions of Consent in Privacy Law, 104 B.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming).

(With Paul M. Schwartz.) ALI Data Privacy: Overview and Black Letter Text, 68 UCLA L. Rev. 1252 (2022).

(With Danielle Keats Citron.) Privacy Harms, 102 B.U. L. Rev. 793 (2022).

(With Danielle Keats Citron.) Standing and Privacy Harms: A Critique of Transunion v. Ramirez, 101 B.U. L. Rev. Online 62 (2021).

The Myth of the Privacy Paradox, 89 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1 (2021).

(With Danielle Keats Citron.)  Risk and Anxiety:  A Theory of Data-Breach Harms, 96 Tex. L. Rev. 737 (2018),

(With Hartzog, Woodrow.) "The Scope and Potential of FTC Data Protection," 83 The George Washington Law Review 2230-2300 (2015).

"In the United States, Too Much Privacy Is Being Sacrificed for Security," in Privacy, p. 24-30. Ed. by Moel Merino. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2014.

(With Schwartz, Paul M.) "Reconciling Personal Information in the United States and European Union," 102 California Law Review 877-916 (2014).

(With Hartzog, Woodrow.) "The FTC and the New Common Law of Privacy," 114 Columbia Law Review 583-676 (2014).

"Introduction: Privacy Self-Management and the Consent Dilemma," 126 Harvard Law Review 1879-1903 (2013).

(With Sullivan, Michael.) "Radical Pragmatism," in The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism, p. 324-344. Ed. by Alan R. Malachowski. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

"The PII Problem: Privacy and a New Concept of Personally Identifiable Information," 86 New York Law Review 1814-1894 (2011).

"Fourth Amendment Pragmatism," 51 Boston College Law Review 1511-1538 (2010).

"Prosser's Privacy Law: A Mixed Legacy," 98 California Law Review 1887-1924 (2010).

"Speech, Privacy, and Reputation on the Internet," in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy and Reputation, p. 15-30. Edited by Saul Levmore and Martha Nussbaum. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.

(With Richards, Neil M.) "Rethinking Free Speech and Civil Liability," 109 Columbia Law Review 1650-1707 (2009).

"Data Mining and the Security-Liberty Debate," 75 University of Chicago Law Review 343-362 (2008).

"Preface, "The Fourth Amendment: Origins and Original Meaning, 602-1791, by William J. Cuddihy. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.

"The New Vulnerability: Data Security and Personal Information," in Securing Privacy in the Internet Age, p. 111-136. Edited by Anupam Chander, Lauren Gelman and Margaret Jane Radin. Stanford, CA : Stanford Law Books, 2008.

"'I've Got Nothing to Hide' and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy," 44 San Diego Law Review 745-772 (2007).

"Privacy Torts," in Encyclopedia of Privacy, 429-434. Edited by William G. Staples. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.

(With Richards, Neil M.) "Privacy's Other Path: Recovering the Law of Confidentiality." 96 Georgetown Law Journal 123-182 (2007).

"Reasonable Expectation of Privacy," in Encyclopedia of Privacy, 456-459. Edited by William G. Staples. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.

"The First Amendment as Criminal Procedure." 82 New York University Law Review 112-176 (2007).

"A Brief History of Information Privacy Law," in Proskauer on Privacy p. 1-1 to 1-46. Ed. By Christopher Wolf. New York : Practising Law Institute, 2006.

(With Hoofnagle, Chris Jay.) "A Model Regime of Privacy Protection." 2006 University of Illinois Law Review 357-403 (2006).

"A Tale of Two Bloggers: Free Speech and Privacy in the Blogosphere." 84 Washington University Law Review 1195-1200 (2006).

"A Taxonomy of Privacy." 154 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 477-564 (2006).

"The Digital Person and the Future of Privacy." in Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation, edited by Katherine J. Strandburg & Daniela Stan Raicu. New York: Springer, 2006.

"Data Privacy and the Vanishing Fourth Amendment." 29 The Champion 20 (May, 2005).

"Fourth Amendment Codification and Professor Kerr's Misguided Call for Judicial Deference." (Symposium: Law and the Information Society). 74 Fordham Law Review 747-777 (2005).

"Melville's Billy Budd and Security in Times of Crisis." 26 Cardozo Law Review 2443-2470 (2005).

"The Origins and Growth of Information Privacy Law." in 6th Annual Institute on Privacy Law: Data Protection--The Convergence of Privacy and Security, v.1, p. 23-67 (2005).

"Privacy in the Digital Age: Information-Age Privacy Concerns are more Kafkaesque than Orwellian." 51 The Chronicle of Higher Education no. 16, p. B6-B8 (December 10, 2004).

"Reconstructing Electronic Surveillance Law." 72 George Washington Law Review 1264-1305 (2004).

"Identity Theft, Privacy, and the Architecture of Vulnerability." (Enforcing Privacy Rights Symposium). 54 Hastings Law Journal 1227-1276 (2003).

"The Origins and Growth of Information Privacy Law." in Fourth Annual Institute on Privacy Law: Protecting Your Client in a Security-Conscious World 29-83. New York: Practising Law Institute, 2003.

"The Virtues of Knowing Less: Justifying Privacy Protections Against Disclosure." 53 Duke Law Journal 967-1065 (2003).

"Access and Aggregation: Public Records, Privacy and the Constitution." 86 Minnesota Law Review 1137-1218 (2002).

"Conceptualizing Privacy." 90 California Law Review 1087-1155 (2002).

"Digital Dossiers and the Dissipation of the Fourth Amendment Privacy." 75 Southern California Law Review 1083-1167 (2002).

"Privacy and Power: Computer Databases and Metaphors for Information Privacy." 53 Stanford Law Review 1393 (2001).

"The Darkest Domain: Deference, Judicial Review, and the Bill of Rights." 84 Iowa Law Review 941-1023 (1999).

"Postures of Judging: An Exploration of Judicial Decisionmaking." 9 Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature 173-227 (1997).

"Faith Profaned: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act and Religion in the Prisons." 106 Yale Law Journal 459-491 (1996).


"The Multistate Bar Exam as a Theory of Law." Review of The MBE (Multistate Bar Examination): Sample MBE III: July 1998. 104 Michigan Law Review 1403-1406 (2006).

(With Sullivan, Michael). "Can Pragmatism be Radical? Richard Posner and Legal Pragmatism." Review of Law, Pragmatism and Democracy, by Richard Posner. 113 Yale Law Journal 687-741 (2003).

"Fictions About Fictions." Review of Constitutional Law as Fiction: Narrative in the Rhetoric of Authority, by Lewis H. LaRue. 105 Yale Law Journal 1439-1444 (1996).


(With Woodrow Hartzog.) Opinion, Data Vu: Why Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again, Sci. Am. (July 26, 2022),

"Why Privacy Matters Even If You Have 'Nothing to Hide,'" The Chronicle Review, May 20, 2011, at B11-B13.
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"Bright Ideas: Collins on Justice Holmes and Free Speech," Concurring Opinions (Aug. 30, 2010, 10:07 AM).

"Dizzied by Data," The Chronicle Review (Aug. 29, 2010),

"The Meaning and Value of Privacy," OPEN Magazine, 2010.

"Understanding Privacy," BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter, Sept. 2008.

"The Future of Privacy," American Libraries, Sept. 2008, at 56-59.

"The End of Privacy," Scientific American, Sept. 2008, at 100-106.

"Testimony of Solove, Daniel J., Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School." in Securing Consumers' Data: Options Following Security Breaches: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, p. 31-38 (May 11, 2005).