Daniel J. Solove is the Eugene L. and Barbara A. Bernard Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is the co-director of the GW Center for Law & Technology and is the director of the Privacy and Technology Law Program. Solove is also the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that provides privacy and data security training programs to businesses, schools, healthcare institutions, and other organizations.

Professor Solove served as co-reporter of the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law, Data Privacy.

An internationally-known expert in privacy law, 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.

He has written numerous books including Breached!: Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It (Oxford 2022), Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale 2007), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004).

He has also written several textbooks including Information Privacy Law (originally published in 2003, now in its 7th edition), EU Data Protection and the GDPR, Privacy and the Media, Privacy, Law Enforcement, and National Security, and Consumer Privacy and Data Protectionall co-authored with Paul M. Schwartz and published by Aspen/Wolters Kluwer. Additionally, Professor Solove is the author of Privacy Law Fundamentals, a treatise published by IAPP. 

He also has written a children’s fiction book about privacy called The Eyemonger (2020).

Professor Solove has written more than 100 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 Wired, Scientific American, the Washington Post, and several other magazines and periodicals.

Professor Solove is the founder and co-organizer of several annual conferences, including The Privacy + Security Forum, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC), the Privacy Law Salon: Privacy Roundtable, the Privacy Law Salon: Policymaker Roundtable, and the Higher Education Privacy Conference (HEPC). The largest event is the Privacy + Security Forum, an annual event that seeks to break down the silos between privacy and security. The event has about 800 participants and 200 speakers, including CPOs and CISOs, policymakers from the FTC, FCC, HHS, DOJ, White House, and NIST, and law firm privacy and security practice chairs.

Professor Solove has testified before Congress, has contributed to amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served as a consultant or expert witness in a number of high-profile privacy cases involving Fortune 500 companies and celebrities.

Professor Solove’s work has been cited in thousands of publications. He is the most-cited legal scholar born after 1970.  His work has been 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. His book, The Future of Reputation, won the 2007 McGannon Award. His books have been translated into Chinese, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Bulgarian, among other languages.

A graduate of Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He worked at the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC and was a Senior Policy Advisor at Hogan Lovells LLP. 

Professor Solove teaches information privacy law, consumer privacy law: regulatory approaches, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature.

Professor Solove serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), and the Law and Humanities Institute (LHI). He is a fellow at the Ponemon Institute and at the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Professor Solove is one of LinkedIn‘s thought leaders, and he has more than 1 million followers. He blogs at Privacy+Security Blog.

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