Daniel J Solove
Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is the founder of TeachPrivacy, and serves as President and CEO. Through TeachPrivacy, Professor Solove provides privacy training and data security training to companies in many industries. Clients include many large global Fortune 500 companies. He provides HIPAA training to hospitals health plans, and business associates. For colleges and universities as well as K-12 schools, he provides FERPA training and other forms of privacy and security training. He also provides training to government entities.
One of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, Solove is the author of numerous books, including Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip and Rumor in the Information Age (Yale 2007) (winner of the 2007 McGannon Award), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004). He was chosen by the American Law Institute (ALI) to serve as co-reporter on the ALI’s Restatement Third: Information Privacy Principles.
Professor Solove is also the author of the textbook, Information Privacy Law with Aspen Publishing Co. now in its fifth edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz. This 1200-page textbook is the most widely-used casebook about information privacy law in the world. Along with Schwartz, Solove is also the author of several other textbooks, including Privacy and the Media (2nd edition, Aspen Publishing Co. 2015), Consumer Privacy and Data Protection (1st edition, Aspen Publishing Co. 2015), and Privacy, Law Enforcement, and National Security (1st edition, Aspen Publishing Co. 2015). Additionally, he is the author of the short treatise, Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP 2015), now in its third edition.
Professor Solove also organizes five major conferences per year. The largest event is the Privacy + Security Forum, an annual event that seeks to break down the silos between privacy and security. In 2015, the event had about 500 participants and about 200 speakers, including CPOs and CISOs, policymakers from the FTC, FCC, HHS, DOJ, White House, and NIST, and law firm privacy and security practice chairs.
Solove has published more than 50 articles and essays, which have appeared in leading law reviews such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, NYU Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He has also written for Scientific American, the Washington Post, and several other popular periodicals.
His work has won numerous awards, including the McGannon Award, Microsoft’s Privacy Enhancing Technologies Award, and the Field Prize. The Wall Street Journal describes Solove as “one of the few [who] truly understands the intersection of law and technology.”
His work has been cited in more than 2000 articles and books, excerpted in many casebooks, and discussed in many judicial opinions, including those by the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, district courts, and state supreme courts.
Professor Solove serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Future of Privacy Forum, and the Law and Humanities Institute. He is a fellow at the Ponemon Institute and at the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.
Professor Solove has testified before Congress and before government committees, including the National Committee on Vital Health Statistics. He has contributed to several amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been involved in a number of high-profile privacy cases involving Fortune 500 companies and celebrities.
Professor Solove has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, People, Reader’s Digest, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, and C-SPAN’s “Book TV.”
He has delivered hundreds of lectures around the world. He has spoken at companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, and AOL, Professor Solove has given speeches and keynotes at many government agencies including DHS, FTC, FCC, NIST, HHS, the Library of Congress, and NSF. He has lectured at numerous universities including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, Columbia, NYU, Pennsylvania, Berkeley, Cornell, Georgetown, Oxford, and Toronto.
His books have been translated into Chinese, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Bulgarian, among other languages.
A graduate of Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He also worked at the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC.
Professor Solove teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature.