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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

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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. Her work focuses on information privacy, cyber law, automated systems, and civil rights. She received the 2005 “Teacher of the Year” award.

Professor Citron is the author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press 2014). Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar nominated her book as one of the “Top 20 Best Moments for Women” in 2014; Boston University Law Review held an online symposium on her book in 2015. Her current work focuses on the privacy policymaking of state attorneys general. Professor Citron’s scholarship has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Boston University Law Review (twice), California Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Michigan Law Review (twice), Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Washington Law Review (twice), Washington & Lee Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, and others. Her opinion pieces have been featured in The Atlantic, New York Times, TIME, CNN, Guardian UK, New Scientist, and Slate. She has appeared on National Public Radio, HBO’s John Oliver Show and the New York Times video series. She is a technology contributor at Forbes.com and a member of Concurring Opinions.

Professor Citron is an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project, an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society, and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy. She serves as an adviser to California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s Task Force to Combat Cyber Exploitation and Violence Against Women and the American Law Institute’s Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project. She is on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the advisory boards of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, Without My Consent, IAPP Privacy Bar, Teach Privacy, SurvJustice, and Privacy and Security Forum. She is a member of the law committee for the IEEE Standards Association on the Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems. She has presented her research at congressional briefings, federal agencies, House of Commons, National Association of Attorneys General meetings, universities, technology companies, Wikimedia foundation, and think tanks. She serves on Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council.

Books

Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (2014). [Abstract]

Book Chapters

Protecting Sexual Privacy in the Information Age, in Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions 46 (Marc Rotenberg et al. eds., 2015).

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

Articles

The Privacy Policymaking of State Attorneys General, Notre Dame Law Review (forthcoming 2016).

Spying, Inc., 72 Washington & Lee Law Review 1243 (2015). [Full Text]

Promoting Innovation While Preventing Discrimination: Policy Goals for the Scored Society, 89 Washington Law Review 1413 (2014) (with Frank Pasquale). [Full Text]

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 24, 2016

Professor Danielle Citron was quoted in the story "We 'haven't quite got the formula down' to fight bad behaviour on social media," on CBCNews.

July 20, 2016

Professor Danielle Citron was quoted in the article "Twitter stirs debate as 'troll' banned over racist abuse" on Yahoo News. Similar articlea also appeared on The Star, The Sundaily, The Malay Mail and IAfrica.

July 13, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the story "(Un)Fairness of Risk Scores in Criminal Sentencing" on Forbes.com.

July 8, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Cyberstalking Murder Case Could Provide Roadmap For Online Safety" on vocativ.com.

June 22, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Can You Actually Sue Someone For Harassing You On Tinder?" on Galore.com.

June 22, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Task Force Formed to Combat Anti-Semitic Harassment of Journalists" on jspacenews.com.

June 21, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Washington Post story "Rape threats on a strangerís Facebook photo could land a man in prison. Why thatís a big deal."

June 7, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Online anti-Semitism: Difficult to Fight, but Even Harder to Quantify" in haaretz.com.

June 1, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the Washington Post story "Anti-Defamation League mobilizes on anti-Semitism, racism against journalists." A similar article appeared in Politic.

June 1, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "ADL task force to study anti-Semitism directed at journalists" on Politico.com, the San Diego Jewish World, ADL.org,and MyInforms.com and in a similar article on deadline.com.

May 26, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "A New Way to Report College Sexual Assault" in The New York Times.

May 26, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was a guest in the story "Judge affirms $140 million judgement against Gawker could chill media investigations" on scpr.org.

May 11, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Social Media Manipulation is Most Common Form of Sextortion, Study Finds" on ABC News and canmua.net and in a similar story in The Atlantic.

May 9, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "Violence against women journalists on the rise," in the Sunday Observer.

April 28, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Violence Against Women Journalists Threatens Media Freedom" on IPSnews.net.

April 26, 2016

Daniell Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Revenge porn: the industry profiting from online abuse" on richardhartley.com

April 26, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "Revenge porn: the industry profiting from online abuse" in the Guardian.

April 11, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Rep. Katherine Clark's crusade against the Internet's tormentors" in The Christian Science Monitor

April 7, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Sexting for your health: patients send genitalia photos, raising legal concerns" in The Guardian

April 1, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "Iíve had a cyberstalker since 7th grade. I canít get law enforcement to help me." on Vox.com.

March 11, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "ĎChanging the Conversationí lecture takes cyber harassment from the web to reality" on elonlocalnews.com.

March 9, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "The Shame Game" in the New Republic.

March 9, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Sportscaster Erin Andrews' verdict will reverberate for hotels and guests" in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Publisher's Clearinghouse Frontpage, The Morning Star, Revelstoke Review, Alberni Valley Times, Cowhitchan Valley Citizen, Victoria News, The Tennesseean, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, K93.ca and many other publications.

March 8, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Erin Andrews' verdict will reverberate for hotels and guests" in The Baytown Sun and the News-Sentinel.

March 8, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "The Hulk Hogan trial that could redefine freedom of expression on the internet, explained" in Vox.

March 5, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "The fight against 'revenge porn'" in the Star Tribune.

March 4, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "How one womanís murder led to the most important cyberstalking verdict in years" on fusion.net.

February 21, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article, "Giving names to online harassment," on BBC.com

February 18, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Gamergate shows that Web harassment by 'faceless multitude' is beyond reach of the law, WaPo says" in the ABA Journal

February 17, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "In the battle of Internet mobs vs. the law, the Internet mobs have won" in The Washington Post

February 8, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Mums hit back at the cruel trolls that mocked their children" in The Daily Telegraph

February 5, 2016

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "When a Public Family Is Publicly Attacked" in The New York Times and on news.com.au



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