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Prof. Citron Talks Online Privacy at Columbia, on WYPR

Prof. Danielle Citron, whose scholarship on the topic of Internet privacy and safety is gaining wide attention, made two high-profile appearances in a week in mid-November. On Monday, Nov. 15 she delivered an address in a distinguished lecture series at Columbia University in New York City, and on Wednesday, Nov. 17, she was a panelist on the "Midday with Dan Rodricks" radio show in Baltimore.

Her appearance on “Midday” touched on topics of online harassment and safety, government fusion centers which collect and sort data, and privacy. Citron even took on topics of employers doing online searches of potential employees, and contractors doing searches of potential clients.

Her talk at Columbia addressed the continuing problems of online bigotry and "cyber hate," and the relative lack of recourse through civil and criminal means. At Columbia and on the "Midday" program she emphasized that the online world can quickly spread potentially harmful information far and wide, and that it can remain problematic for years.

Citron is an Affiliate Fellow of the Yale Information Society Project and the Stanford Law's Center for Internet and Society, and an Advisory Board member of The Future of Privacy. She has presented her work at the law schools at Yale, Harvard, Chicago, Stanford, NYU, Michigan and Princeton. The Denver University Law Review put together a symposium on her work on cyber gender harassment.

Jeff Raymond
Media Relations Specialist
University of Maryland


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