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Unifying Privacy and Data Security

Unifying Privacy and Security

Professor Woodrow Hartzog and I have posted on SSRN another free chapter from our recent book. The chapter is entitled Unifying Privacy and Data Security. The chapter is about the relationship between privacy and data security, and it can be read as a stand-alone essay. With our publisher’s gracious permission, we’re making this chapter available […]

Data Vu: Why Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again

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Woodrow Hartzog and I wrote a new article about data breaches called “Data Vu: Why Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again.” We discuss how data breaches involve the same old mistakes and how we must break the cycle. We begin: In the classic comedy Groundhog Day, protagonist Phil, played by Bill Murray, asks “What would […]

The Best Books About Privacy

Best Privacy Books

I was invited by Shepherd to list my recommendations for the 5 best books about privacy. Shepherd is a site that posts lists of best books recommended by experts about various topics. It has excellent lists. I was delighted to have the chance to share my admiration for superb books by Woodrow Hartzog, Danielle Citron, […]

Key Quotes from BREACHED!

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Professor Woodrow Hartzog and I selected some key quotes from our new book, BREACHED! WHY DATA SECURITY LAW FAILS AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT (Oxford University Press 2022). Website for Breached!  Breached! Amazon Page Download Chapter 1 for free The Law’s Obsessive and Unproductive Focus on Data Breaches “Too much of the current law of data security […]

An Overview of Privacy Law in 2022

Free download of Chapter 1 of PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS (6th ed. 2022) An Overview of Privacy Law The chapter covers the types of privacy law, provides a list of US federal privacy laws, and includes an historical timeline of major developments in privacy law.

We Still Haven’t Learned the Major Lesson of the 2013 Target Hack

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]