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The Best Books About Privacy

I was invited by Shepherd to list my recommendations for the 5 best books about privacy. Shepherd is a site that posts lists of best books recommended by experts about various topics. It has excellent lists. I was delighted to have the chance to share my admiration for superb books by Woodrow Hartzog, Danielle Citron, […]

Key Quotes from BREACHED!

Professor Woodrow Hartzog and I selected some key quotes from our new book, BREACHED! WHY DATA SECURITY LAW FAILS AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT (Oxford University Press 2022). Website for Breached!  Breached! Amazon Page Download Chapter 1 for free The Law’s Obsessive and Unproductive Focus on Data Breaches “Too much of the current law of data security […]

Video Recording of Debate with Professor Jane Bambauer on State Privacy Laws and the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act

Here is the recording of my debate with Prof. Jane Bambauer. We discussed state privacy laws and the pros and cons of the Uniform Law Commissions model privacy law, the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA). Related Posts A Critique of the Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform Personal Data Protection Act ALI Data Privacy: Overview and […]

An Overview of Privacy Law in 2022

Free download of Chapter 1 of PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS (6th ed. 2022) An Overview of Privacy Law The chapter covers the types of privacy law, provides a list of US federal privacy laws, and includes an historical timeline of major developments in privacy law.

We Still Haven’t Learned the Major Lesson of the 2013 Target Hack

I have an article with Professor Woodrow Hartzog in Slate created from an excerpt from our new book, Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve it We Still Haven’t Learned the Major Lesson of the 2013 Target Hack By Woodrow Hartzog & Daniel Solove Slate (April 13, 2022) You can read Chapter […]

New 2022 Edition of PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS

I am pleased to announce that Professor Paul Schwartz and I have just published a new 6th edition of our book, PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS.  Now in a new 6th edition for 2022, PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS is a distilled guide to the essential elements of U.S. data privacy law. In an easily-digestible format, the book covers […]

Debate with Professor Jane Bambauer on State Privacy Laws and the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act

  Please join me Thursday, April 14 at 12pm ET for a debate with Professor Jane Bambauer (University of Arizona).  We will be discussing state privacy laws and the pros and cons of the Uniform Law Commissions model privacy law, the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA).  You can attend in-person or watch online. Related […]

Webinar – Privacy Legislation: How to Create Effective Privacy Laws

In this webinar, I moderate a discussion about recent privacy laws, what works, what fails, the virtues/vices of a private right of action, and other ideas for creating good laws. Speakers include: Lauren Scholz (Florida State Law) Ari Waldman (Northeastern Law) Margot Kaminski (Colorado Law) You can see the archived webinar by clicking the button […]