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 hundreds of organizations 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:
- Breached!: Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It (Oxford 2022) (with Woodrow Hartzog)
- Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011)
- Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008)
- The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale 2007) (winner of the 2007 McGannon Award)
- The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004).
Professor Solove is also the author of several textbooks, co-authored by Paul Schwartz, all published by Wolters Kluwer:
- Information Privacy Law
- Privacy and the Media
- Consumer Privacy and Data Protection
- EU Data Protection and the GDPR
- Privacy, Law Enforcement, and National Security
Additionally, he is the author of the short treatise, Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP 2022), now in its sixth edition. He has also authored a children’s book about privacy, The Eyemonger (Griffin Press 2020).
He was chosen by the American Law Institute (ALI) to serve as co-reporter on the ALI’s Principles of the Law, Data Privacy.
Professor Solove also organizes several 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.
He has written more than 90 articles that have been published in law reviews such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, NYU Law Review, Michigan Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, U. Chicago Law Review, California Law Review, and Duke Law Journal, as well as newspapers and magazines such as Scientific American, Washington Post, and Wired.
He served as co-reporter of the American Law Institute’s Principles of Law, Data Privacy. Professor Solove is the organizer of several annual events, including the Privacy + Security Forum, and the Privacy Law Salon. He founded the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, the largest and leading academic conference in privacy law. He also founded and runs the Privacy+Security Academy, an organization that provides education and events to professionals.
Professor Solove has testified before Congress, has contributed to amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served as a consultant or expert witness in a number of high-profile privacy cases involving Fortune 500 companies and celebrities.
Professor Solove’s work has been cited in more than 4,600 publications. He has been recognized as the #1 most-cited legal scholar born after 1970. His work has been 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.
He serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), and the Law and Humanities Institute (LHI). Professor Solove is a fellow at the Ponemon Institute and at the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.
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, Solove 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 Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, DC and as a senior policy advisor at Hogan Lovells LLP.
Professor Solove teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature.
Many of his publications are available at his law professor website.