PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

News, Developments, and Insights

The Limitations of Privacy Rights

I have posted a draft of my new article, The Limitations of Privacy Rights, on SSRN where it can be downloaded for free.  The article critiques the effectiveness of individual privacy rights generally, as well as specific privacy rights such as the rights to information, access, correction, erasure, objection, data portability, automated decisionmaking, and more. […]

Privacy Papers for Policymakers Event

I’m honored and thrilled that my article with Professor Danielle Keats Citron, Privacy Harms, 102 B.U. Law Review — (forthcoming 2022) has been selected for recognition by the Future of Privacy Forum in the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Competition. The Privacy Papers for Policymakers Event takes place on February 10, 2022 from 1 PM to 3 PM […]

TROPT Event: Foundational Privacy Conceptions

I’ll be speaking about foundational privacy conceptions in a fireside chat with Prof. Woodrow Harzog and moderated by Lourdes Turrecha at The Rise of Privacy Tech (TROPT) Data Privacy Day event (2 PM ET on Jan 26, 2022). TROPT is the main event focusing on the privacy tech landscape, where innovators, investors, engineers, and experts […]

Privacy in 2022: The Year Ahead

In this free webinar, Prof. Daniel Solove discusses with a panel of experts the privacy issues to watch out for this year. Speakers include: Maneesha Mithal (Partner, Wilson Sonsini, formerly FTC) Omer Tene (Partner, Goodwin) Maureen Dry-Wasson (VP, General Counsel, and Global Privacy Officer, Allegis) The webinar will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2 PM Eastern […]

2021 Highlights: Writing and Webinars

  SCHOLARSHIP Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security I posted the full text of my book, NOTHING TO HIDE: THE FALSE TRADEOFF BETWEEN PRIVACY AND SECURITY (Yale University Press 2011) on SSRN for free. Privacy Harms  Privacy Harms (with Danielle Keats Citron) forthcoming 102 B.U. Law Review __ (2022). You can download […]

Automating Privacy Incident and Breach Response: An Interview with Andy Lunsford

Privacy law compliance and data breach response involve tasks of great complexity and scale that can quickly overwhelm an organization’s privacy team. Technologies have emerged to automate these tasks, but there are many decisions to make about which tasks to automate and which solutions to use. I recently had a chance to chat with Andy Lunsford is […]

Cartoon: Nothing to Hide

Here’s a cartoon about the nothing-to-hide argument. One of the most common arguments of those unconcerned about government surveillance or privacy invasions is “I’ve got nothing to hide.” I wrote a book addressing this argument and other faulty arguments made in the debate about privacy versus security. Recently, I posted the full text of my […]