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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 […]

2021 Highlights: Writing and Webinars

Highlights 2021 Prof Solove Scholarship

  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 […]

The Three General Approaches to Privacy Regulation

Three Approaches to Privacy Law

These days, the debate about a federal comprehensive privacy law is buzzing louder than ever before. A number of bills are floating around Congress, and there are many proposals for privacy legislation by various groups, organizations, and companies.  As proposals to regulate privacy are debated, it is helpful to distinguish between three general approaches to […]

Anatomy of a Privacy Law

Anatomy of a Privacy Law - Prof Daniel Solove 01

I was recently giving a presentation about new privacy laws, and I created the infographic above to catalog the various elements that privacy laws often have.  Going through this list can help to assess how complete a privacy law is.  For example, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is often compared to the General Data […]