PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

News, Developments, and Insights

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 […]

Chronicle of a Breach Foretold – Download Chapter 1 of BREACHED!

Professor Woodrow Hartzog and I have posted Chapter 1 of our new book, BREACHED! WHY DATA SECURITY LAW FAILS AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT (Oxford University Press 2022) on SSRN: Chapter 1: Chronicle of a Breach Foretold You can download it for free. Website for Breached!  Breached! Amazon Page * * * * This post was authored […]

Webinar – Worldwide Privacy Law: New Developments

In this webinar, I discuss recently-enacted worldwide privacy laws as well as new laws likely to be enacted this year with other experts. The webinar also covers enforcement trends, world regional developments, and cross-border data transfer. Speakers include: Lavonne Burke Hopkins (Dell) Rob Corbet (Arthur Cox) Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna (FPF) You can see the archived webinar […]

BREACHED! WHY DATA SECURITY LAW FAILS AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT (Oxford University Press 2022)

I’m delighted to announce that my new book, Breached!, with Professor Woodrow Hartzog is now out in print: BREACHED! WHY DATA SECURITY LAW FAILS AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT (Oxford University Press, March 1, 2022) Website for Breached!  Breached! Amazon Page Excerpt from the book jacket description: Drawing insights from many fascinating stories about data breaches, Solove […]

A Critique of the Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform Personal Data Protection Act

In 2021, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) finalized its Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA), a model law intended to be a guide to states seeking to enact broad privacy laws. Unfortunately, the ULC’s law is beyond disappointing.  Quite frankly, the UPDPA is quite terrible. No state should adopt it in whole or in part. It […]