Here are some of highlights of my privacy training, writing, resources, and humor from 2020.
In this article, I deconstruct and critique the privacy paradox and the arguments made about it. The “privacy paradox” is the phenomenon where people say that they value privacy highly, yet in their behavior relinquish their personal data for very little in exchange or fail to use measures to protect their privacy.
The Seventh Edition of Information Privacy Law has been revised to include the California Consumer Privacy Act, the GDPR, Carpenter, state biometric data laws, and many other new developments.
Paul Schwartz and I have launched a new casebook, EU Data Protection and the GDPR.
Developed from the casebook Information Privacy Law, this paperback contains key cases and materials focusing on privacy issues related to the GDPR and data protection in the European Union. Topics covered include the GDPR, Schrems cases, the right to be forgotten, and international data transfers. The book also contains key excerpts from the GDPR.
Paul Schwartz and I published updated versions of our line of paperback privacy law casebooks. These paperbacks are excerpted parts of our Information Privacy Law casebook, which we recently published in a new 7th edition. This new edition of the casebook has been revised to include the California Consumer Privacy Act, the GDPR, Carpenter, state biometric data laws, and many other new developments.
In November, I published a children’s book about privacy. The Eyemonger is available on
The ALI Data Privacy Principles came out in print. Professor Paul Schwartz and I were the co-reporters on the project. With a great team of advisers plus the helpful comments of ALI members, we drafted this document, which is similar to a model code. We have a forthcoming essay coming out in 2021 in the UCLA Law Review about the project and its black letter principles: ALI Data Privacy: Overview and Black Letter Text.
I launched a YouTube channel this year where you can check out my interviews and discussions with privacy experts with wide ranging expertise. We’ve covered issues from Schrems II to CPRA to AI and more to come in 2021.
- Schrems II Initial Reactions with Daniel Solove, Justin Antonipillai, Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Ralf Sauer, and Bob Litt
- Challenges of Privacy Notices, Schrems II, and Other Privacy Issues – A Conversation with Daniel Solove, Justin Antonipillai, and Andy Dale
- Covid, Privacy, and Education with Daniel Solove and Tracy Mitrano
- Schrems II Initial Reactions with Daniel Solove, Justin Antonipillai, Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Jocelyn Aqua, Ralf Sauer, and Bob Litt
- Privacy Conversations – Schrems II Aftermath with Justin Antonipillai and Peter Swire
- Privacy and Women’s Equality, Leadership, and Mentorship
- CPRA and Its Potential Effects: A Talk with Alastair Mactaggart, Justin Antonipillai, and Daniel Solove
- AI and Privacy Implications with Igor Jablokov, Justin Antonipillai, and Daniel Solove
- Privacy in the Next Four Years with Cam Kerry, Alexandra Reeve Givens, Justin Antonipillai, and Daniel Solove
How Cyberinsurance Is Responding to Ransomware: An Interview with Ken Suh, Mark Singer, and Marcello Antonucci
This year, I launched many new courses and gave some of my existing courses a fresh new look.
I am building a library international privacy law courses. Each course covers the basics of privacy laws in different countries and also includes a whiteboard for easy reference. I have the ones below available now (can be purchased for individual use or for company-wide license) and will be adding many more throughout 2021:
I released a new look for my Global Privacy and Data Protection course. The course is about 25 minutes and contains 10 quiz questions.
I released a new 20 minute version of my GDPR course.
The course provides a detailed intro to FERPA. Co-authored by LeRoy Rooker, former Director, Dep’t of Education FCPO, the course is designed for school administrators and staff, especially those working in the registrar’s office.
I recently launched a store on the TeachPrivacy website where individuals can license our courses, cartoons, whiteboards, posters, and other resources for personal use.
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This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy and data security training. He also posts at his blog at LinkedIn, which has more than 1 million followers.
Professor Solove is the organizer, along with Paul Schwartz, of the annual Privacy + Security Forum events.
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