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Danielle Citron

Lois K. Macht Research Professor of Law

Phone: (410) 706-3924
Fax: (410) 706-6644
E-mail:
dcitron @ law.umaryland.edu

Office: 382

BA cum laude, Duke University
JD cum laude and Order of the Coif, Fordham University School of Law

Curriculum Vitae


Biography | Selected Publications | In the News

Professor Danielle Citron is the Lois K. Macht Research Professor & Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She teaches Civil Procedure, Information Privacy Law, and legal writing. She was voted the "Teacher of the Year" by the University of Maryland law school students in 2005.

Professor Citron is the author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (forthcoming Harvard University Press September 2014). Her book chapter “Civil Rights in the Information Age” appeared in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation edited by Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore (Harvard University Press 2010). She has written articles in the California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, George Washington Law Review, and many others. She has written shorter works in CNN, the Guardian, Slate, and the Baltimore Sun.

Professor Citron has been interviewed and quoted in articles and broadcasts in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Al-Jazeera America, Forbes, Barron’s, Atlantic, Glamour, Self, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Slate, Associated Press, NPR, ABC, CNN, CBS News, Fox News, Salon.com, Gawker, and Walrus TV (Canada).

Professor Citron serves as an Adviser to American Law Institute’s Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project. She is an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society. She serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Future of Privacy, Without My Consent, and Teach Privacy. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. As of April 2014, she is a contributor at Forbes.com. She blogs at Concurring Opinions, a blog devoted to law, culture, and current events.

Professor Citron testified at the House of Commons before the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combatting Anti-Semitism Task Force on Internet Hate, of which she is a task force member, and has submitted written testimony in support of privacy legislation. She has given talks at the Department of Homeland Security, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Free Expression Network, U.S. Holocaust Museum, Anti-Defamation League, International Network Against Cyber Hate, and New America Foundation, as well as at numerous universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, University of Chicago, New York University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Denver, Fordham, Wake Forest, Washington University, William & Mary, and Emory. In December 2009, the Denver University Law Review devoted a conference to her work on cyber harassment entitled Cyber Civil Rights: New Challenges to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Information Age.

Books

Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press, forthcoming).

Book Chapters

Civil Rights in the Information Age, in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy and Reputation (Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore eds., 2011). [Abstract]

Articles

The Scored Society: Due Process for Automated Predictions, 89 Washington Law Review 1 (2014) (with Frank Pasquale). [Full Text]

Criminalizing Revenge Porn, 49 Wake Forest Law Review 345 (2014) (with Mary Anne Franks). [Full Text]

The Right to Quantitative Privacy, 98 Minnesota Law Review 62 (2013) (with David Gray). [Full Text]

A Shattered Looking Glass: The Pitfalls and Potential of the Mosaic Theory of Fourth Amendment Privacy, 14 North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology 381 (2013) (with David Gray). [Full Text]

Fighting Cybercrime After United States v. Jones, 103 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 745 (2013) (with David Gray and Liz Clark Rinehart). [Full Text]

Addressing the Harm of Total Surveillance: A Reply to Professor Neil Richards, 126 Harvard Law Review Forum 262 (2013) (with David Gray). [Full Text]

Mainstreaming Privacy Torts, 98 California Law Review 1805 (2011). [Full Text]

Intermediaries and Hate Speech: Fostering Digital Citizenship for the Information Age, 91 Boston University Law Review 1435 (2011) (with Helen Norton). [Full Text]

Network Accountability for the Domestic Intelligence Apparatus, 62 Hastings Law Journal 1441 (2011) (with Frank Pasquale). [Full Text]

Government Speech 2.0, 88 Denver University Law Review 899 (2010) (with Helen Norton). [Full Text]

Cyber Civil Rights: Looking Forward, 87 Denver University Law Review Online 1 (2010). [Full Text]

Book Review, Visionary Pragmatism and the Value of Privacy in the Twenty-First Century, 108 Michigan Law Review 1107 (2010) (reviewing Daniel J. Solove, Understanding Privacy (2008)) (with Leslie Meltzer Henry). [Full Text]

Fulfilling Government 2.0's Promise with Robust Privacy Protection, 78 George Washington Law Review 822 (2010). [Full Text]

Law's Expressive Value in Combating Cyber Gender Harassment, 108 Michigan Law Review 373 (2009). [Full Text]

Cyber Civil Rights, 89 Boston University Law Review 61 (2009). [Full Text]

Technological Due Process, 85 Washington University Law Review 1249 (2008). [Full Text]

Open Code Governance, 16 University of Chicago Legal Forum 355 (2008). [Full Text]

Reservoirs of Danger: The Evolution of Public and Private Law at the Dawn of the Information Age, 80 Southern California Law Review 241 (2007). [Full Text]

Minimum Contacts in a Borderless World: Voice over Internet Protocol and the Coming Implosion of Personal Jurisdiction Theory, 39 University of California Davis Law Review 101 (2006). [Full Text]

Recent News featuring Danielle Citron

July 22, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law authored the article "Honoring Dan Markel: Life's Lessons" on forbes.com.

June 26, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was featured in The Guardian article, "It's still revenge porn when the victim is a man and the picture is of his penis."

June 24, 2014

Danielle Citron and Frank Pasquale of the UM Carey School of Law were both quoted in the article "How Big Data Discriminates" on www.privacyassociation.org.

June 24, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the article, "Did Gawker Just Break Hawaiian State Law?" on forbes.com.

June 19, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law authored the article, "Are General Threats of Violence Against Groups Punishable?" on forbes.com.

June 18, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article, "Free speech is a bad excuse for online creeps to threaten rape and murder," on theguardian.com.

June 17, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article, "Alleged Revenge Porn Webmaster Faces Trial in California," on news.vice.com.

June 16, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article "Supreme Court To Decide When A Facebook Death Threat Should Send You To Prison" on forbes.com.

May 27, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the USA Today article "Facebook removes fan pages glorifying UCSB killer." The story also appeared on azcentral.com, KSDK.com and several other outlets.

May 20, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article "Could the 'Right to Be Forgotten' End Revenge Porn?" on shape.com.

May 15, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article "Study says 70% of students have sexted, so how do they feel about revenge porn?" in USA TODAY.

May 14, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the article, "'Right to Be Forgotten' Is a Foreign Concept in America," in the Wall Street Journal.

May 14, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article "Who watches the watchers? Big Data goes unchecked" on politico.com.

May 7, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article, "How Cyberbullying Is Making Sexual Assault on College Campuses Even Worse," on cosmopolitan.com.

April 25, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article, "This Guy Hunts Down The Men Behind Revenge Porn Websites," on forbes.com.

April 25, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the article, "Another State Moves to Criminalize 'Revenge Porn,'" on time.com

April 17, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law co-authored the article "It's simple: criminalize revenge porn, or let men punish women they don't like" on theguardian.com.

March 27, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article "The Case for Making Revenge Porn a Federal Crime" on gawker.com.

March 18, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was interviewed for the segment "Do police take online threats against women seriously?" that aired on cbsnews.com.

March 12, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the radio segment "'Revenge Porn'" Bill Passes the Maryland House of Delegates" that aired on The Marc Steiner show on WEAA on steinershow.org.

March 7, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article, "Hey, Creeps: It's Legal to Take Pictures Up a Woman's Skirt," on slate.com.

March 3, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article "Duke admins, cyberbullying experts comment on CollegiateACB" on dukechronicle.com.

February 25, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article "Judge throws out New York 'Revenge Porn' case" on cbsnews.com.

February 4, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was featured in a story on Chicago Public Radio called "Illinois legislation pushing to ban revenge porn."

February 2, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the story "Revenge Porn" on WJZ-TV.

January 31, 2014

Danielle Citron of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the article "Women, take back the Web! The sex abuse, threats are out of control," on latimes.com.



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