The past 20 years have seen the remarkable emergence of the privacy profession. Starting from nothing, this profession originally included a handful of people called Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs). Nobody grew up saying they wanted to be a CPO. Nobody knew what CPOs did.
Posts about Advice by Professor Daniel J. Solove for his blog at TeachPrivacy, a privacy awareness and security training company.
The 5 Things Every Privacy Lawyer Needs to Know about the FTC: An Interview with Chris Hoofnagle
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has become the leading federal agency to regulate privacy and data security. The scope of its power is vast – it covers the majority of commercial activity – and it has been enforcing these issues for decades. An FTC civil investigative demand (CID) will send shivers down the spine of […]
A List of Privacy Law Fellowships
One way to enter the privacy profession is to do a fellowship, and fortunately, an increasing number of fellowship opportunities are emerging. I have written about the challenges of breaking in to the privacy law profession, especially the challenges that recent law school graduates will face. There are no established career paths in this field […]
What Can We Learn From Bad Passwords?
By Daniel J. Solove The SplashData annual list of the 25 most widely used bad passwords recently was posted for passwords used in 2015. The list is compiled annually by examining passwords leaked during a particular year. Here is the list of passwords for 2015, and below it, I have some thoughts and reactions to […]
Teaching Information Privacy Law
I originally posted a version of this post more than 10 years ago, in 2005. I think it is important to re-post it, with a few updates. I strongly recommend teaching information privacy law in law schools. I have authored several textbooks in the field, and I know that this might seem like a self-plug. […]
Green Eggs and Ham: How Not to Market and Invade Privacy
By Daniel J. Solove Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham is a timeless classic that is read to millions of children. At first the simple rhymes and cute drawings are alluring. But parents will soon discover the book’s terrifying equation: The tiresome repetition of the book multiplied by the number of times a child will […]
Why We Should Persuade and Train with Stories
By Daniel J. Solove Once upon a time, there was a teacher who wanted to train people. At first, the teacher stated a list of things to do and not do. But this had little effect. The teacher was upset and started to doubt whether he could ever get through to people. But then […]
How to Enter the Privacy Profession
by Daniel J. Solove The privacy profession is growing by leaps and bounds, but entering it is tricky. My law students and others frequently ask me how they can enter the privacy field. Most jobs seem to require a few years of experience, but the privacy profession is still relatively new, and getting this experience […]
The Underappreciated Factor for Success
by Daniel J. Solove Ask people what the key factor for success is, and they’ll provide the typical answers: skill, luck intelligence . . . These things are often keys to success.
Why Learning the Humanities Is a Key to Success
A recent piece in the New York Times by Verlyn Klinkenborg discusses the withering of humanities in higher education: “The teaching of the humanities has fallen on hard times. So says a new report on the state of the humanities by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.” Students majoring in key humanities subjects are dwindling, and the article […]