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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 […]

Full Text of My Book, NOTHING TO HIDE: THE FALSE TRADEOFF BETWEEN PRIVACY AND SECURITY

I’m delighted to announce that I have 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. With the press’s permission, I’m posting the entire book on SSRN, free for personal use. Students assigned the book for a class may […]

Why Privacy Matters: An Interview with Neil Richards

Professor Neil Richards has published a new book, Why Privacy Matters (Oxford University Press 2021), and it’s the perfect holiday gift for anyone interested in privacy. Neil Richards is one of the world’s leading privacy experts. He holds the Koch Distinguished Chair in Law at Washington University in St. Louis where he also directs the Cordell […]

A Provocative Critique of Privacy Law: An Interview with Ari Waldman

Ari Waldman Interview

I’m delighted to be interviewing Professor Ari Waldman (Northeastern Law), who has published Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power (Cambridge University Press 2021), a provocative new book about privacy law and privacy programs at corporations. In his book, Ari delivers an eviscerating critique of privacy law and of the approach to […]

Privacy Harms: A New Version

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Professor Danielle Citron and I have thoroughly revised our article, Privacy Harms, forthcoming 102 B.U. Law Review __ (2022). You can download the latest draft for free on SSRN. Some of the things we updated: We reordered the piece to discuss earlier on our theory of when harm should be required. We added a discussion of […]

Privacy at the Margins: An Interview with Scott Skinner-Thompson on Privacy and Marginalized Groups

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Recently, Professor Scott Skinner-Thompson (Colorado Law) published an excellent thought-provoking book, Privacy at the Margins (Cambridge University Press, 2020), which explores the important role that privacy plays for marginalized groups. The book is superb, and it is receiving the highest praise from leading scholars. For example, Dean Erwin Chemerinksy (Berkeley Law) proclaims that the book […]

Privacy Harms

Privacy Harms

Professor Danielle Keats Citron (University of Virginia School of Law) and I have just posted a draft of our new article, Privacy Harms, on SSRN (free download). Here’s the abstract: Privacy harms have become one of the largest impediments in privacy law enforcement. In most tort and contract cases, plaintiffs must establish that they have […]