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Daniel Solove

Daniel J. Solove

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Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is a Senior Policy Advisor at Hogan Lovells. He 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 is co-reporter of the American Law Institute's Restatement of Information Privacy Principles.

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 received his A.B. in English Literature from Washington University, where he was an early selection for Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. At Yale, Professor Solove won the university-wide scholarly writing Field Prize and served as symposium editor of the Yale Law Journal and as an editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. Following law school, Professor Solove clerked for The Honorable Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. After practicing law as an associate at the firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., Professor Solove began a second clerkship with The Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

He began his law teaching career at Seton Hall Law School in 2000. He joined the George Washington University Law School faculty in 2004.

Professor Solove writes in the areas of information privacy law, cyberspace law, law and literature, jurisprudence, legal pragmatism, and constitutional theory. He teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature.

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)

* The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU Press 2004)

Professor Solove is also the author of several textbooks:

* Information Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing, 3rd ed. 2009) (with Paul M. Schwartz)

* Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP, 2nd edition 2013) (with Paul M. Schwartz)

* Privacy and the Media (Aspen Publishing, 1st ed. 2009) (with Paul M. Schwartz)

* Privacy, Information, and Technology (Aspen Publishing, 2nd ed. 2009) (with Paul M. Schwartz)

His book, The Future of Reputation, won the 2007 McGannon Award. His books have been translated into Chinese, Italian, Korean, and Bulgarian, among other languages.

Professor Solove has written more than 50 articles and essays, which have appeared in many of the leading law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, NYU Law Review, Michigan Law Review, U. Chicago Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and Georgetown Law Journal, among others. He has also written shorter works for Scientific American and several other magazines and periodicals.

His work has been cited in more than 1500 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 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 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 LinkedIn as one of its "thought leaders."  His blog has nearly 700,000 followers.  He also blogs at Concurring Opinions and at the Huffington Post.