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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. Her work focuses on information privacy, cyber law, automated systems, and civil rights. The class of 2005 gave her the "Teacher of the Year” award.

Professor Citron is the author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace published by Harvard University Press in 2014. Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar nominated her book as one of the top 20 “Best Moments for Women” in 2014.

Professor Citron’s law review articles have appeared in, or are forthcoming, in California Law Review, Michigan Law Review (twice), Minnesota Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Boston University Law Review (twice), George Washington Law Review, Washington Law Review (twice), Washington & Lee Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, U.C. Davis Law Review, and many others.

She frequently writes for the Atlantic, New York Times, Time, CNN, the Guardian, the New Scientist, and Slate. She is a regular contributor at Forbes.com and Concurring Opinions.

Professor Citron is an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society. She serves as an advisor to California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s Task Force Against Cyber Exploitation and the American Law Institute’s Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project. She is on the advisory boards of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Future of Privacy, Harvard Berkman Center’s Initiative on Youth-Oriented Hate Speech, Without My Consent, and Teach Privacy.

Professor Citron has testified at the House of Commons before the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combatting Anti-Semitism Task Force on Internet Hate, and has submitted written testimony in support of privacy legislation. She has given over 100 talks, including at the talks at the Department of Homeland Security, National Network to End Domestic Violence, the Center on Democracy & Technology, the Free Expression Network, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Anti-Defamation League, International Network Against Cyber Hate, and the New America Foundation, as well as at numerous universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, University of Chicago, New York University, Duke, Notre Dame, University of California at Berkeley, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Denver, University of Washington, Fordham, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee, 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 (2014). [Abstract]

Book Chapters

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

Articles

Spying, Inc., 72 Washington & Lee Law Review (forthcoming 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 25, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Star Tribune story "Canadian teen sentenced after "swatting," "doxxing" across North America."

July 23, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law wrote the article "When Trump Doxes Graham We Care But Where's Our Empathy For Cyber Harassment Victims?" on Forbes.com.

July 22, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Yahoo.UK article "The Secret Agents Who Stake Out the Ugliest Corners of the Internet."

July 22, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in The Atlantic article "The Secret Agents Who Stake Out the Ugliest Corners of the Internet."

July 21, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law co-authored the article "Why the Hack of Cheating Websites Is A Crime" on forbes.com

July 14, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "50 Cent filed for bankruptcy days after losing a revenge porn lawsuit" in The Washington Post.

July 8, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Rookie Rep. Clark Takes Fight To Online Abusers" on WBUR-TV.

July 7, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Move to combat piracy could increase Internet harassment, activists say" on usatoday.com, indystar.com, citizen-times.com, and delmarvanow.com

June 30, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Huffington Post article "Taking an Intersectional Approach to Online Violence."

June 29, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Why did it take so long to ban revenge porn?" on Fusion online

June 24, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Citron on Hate Crimes in Cyberspace" on lawprofessors.typepad.com

June 22, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the video portion of the article "Steady Progress for Online Harassment Laws" on psmag.com

June 22, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Hate Crimes In Society: An Introduction" on lawprofessors.typepad.com

June 22, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Google To Remove 'Revenge Porn' Search Results" on The Washington Post, USA Today, and on numerous other outlets

June 21, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the segment "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Online Harassment" that aired on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO

June 20, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor article "Why Google joined fight against revenge porn."

June 20, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the aricle "Google's New Revenge Porn Policy Will Help Women Reclaim Their Lives" on refinery29.com

June 16, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Hulk Hogan is fighting for the privacy of the world's sex tapes" on Fusion.

June 16, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "No Matter What Reddit Does, It's Going to Alienate People," in Wired.

June 15, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Vocativ article, "Cyberstalking Murder Case Could Provide Roadmap For Online Safety."

June 13, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "A national first: Cyberstalking resulting in death" in Delaware Online.

June 6, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Why online harassment is still ruining lives and how we can stop it" on aivanet.com

June 3, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Why Online Harassment Is Still Ruining Lives And How We Can Stop It" on Fast Company.

June 2, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was a guest on the NPR program All Things Considered for the segment "Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because She Wears Hijab."

June 2, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Supreme Court's Facebook ruling is bad news for proving online harassment" on Morningstar.com

June 2, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Supreme Court: Violent Threats Posted Online Are Not (Necessarily) Threats" on Social Media Today.

June 2, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Proving an Online Threat Is a Threat Just Got a Lot Tougher" in Wired.

June 1, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the NPR segment "Threatened Online? Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Must Prove Intent" that aired nationally on numerous NPR stations including wamu capradio.org wlrh.org wgcu.org

May 31, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Can tweeters be tamed?" in the Christian Science Monitor.

May 22, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was featured in the ZDNet.com article "So You've Been Publicly Shamed & Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, book reviews."

May 16, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Blaming the Internet Is Not the Answer" on lareviewofbooks.org

May 14, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "What One College Student Murder Teaches Us About Misogyny In The Digital Era" on Mic.com.

May 13, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "The rise of the Internet police" on cnet.com

May 6, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Washington Post article "Feminists at Mary Washington say they were threatened on Yik Yak." Washington Post

April 30, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the Slate article "The Policy Machine."

April 16, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the New York Magazine story "Could All These New Revenge-Porn Laws Actually Be a Bad Thing?"

April 15, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Ms. Quinn goes to Washington" on gamepolitics.com.

April 15, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "After GamerGate, Congress Is Grappling With Online Abuse" on buzzfeed.com.

April 14, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Depression Quest creator speaks at congressional briefing on cyberstalking" on Polygon.com.

April 11, 2015

Danielle Citron and Frank Pasquale of the School of Law were quoted in the article "Uncle Sam wants your Fitbit: the fight for Internet freedom gets physical" on thefreelibrary.com

April 11, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Danielle Citron Discusses Legal Remedies for Online Harassment" on pogowasright.org

April 10, 2015

Danielle Citron and Frank Pasquale of the School of Law were quoted in the article "Uncle Sam Wants Your Fitbit" on reason.com

April 4, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Man who ran revenge porn site sentenced to 18 years in prison" on dailyme.com and socialdashboard.com

April 4, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Man who ran revenge porn site sentenced to 18 years in prison" on dailyme.com

April 3, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Getting Answers on Shaming and Related Issues" on Verdict.

March 31, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed on the Midday program segment, "Yik Yak & Social Media Trends," on WYPR.org.

March 30, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "15 Truths About Online Trolls" on stockhouse.com

March 27, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was featured in the article "How to defeat Internet bullies" in The Christian Science Monitor.

March 26, 2015

The School of Law and Dean Donald Tobin, Kathleen Hoke, James Grimmelmann, Michelle Harner, and Danielle Citron of the School of Law were mentioned in the article "FAN 53.1 (First Amendment News) U. Maryland Law to Host Conference: 'The Impact of the First Amendment on American Business'" on Concurring Opinions.

March 24, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on the segment "Digital Dualism: The Fading Distinction Between Life On And Off Line."

March 23, 2015

Danielle Citron and James Grimmelmann of the School of Law were quoted in the article "Is there any recourse for meme victims?" on cio-today.com, sci-tech-today.com, lansingstatejournal.com, and newsfactor.com

March 21, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Irish Times article "Donald Clarke: Do threats made on Twitter count as free speech?"

March 21, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the article "Expand harassment laws to protect victims of online abuse" on america.aljazeera.com

March 20, 2015

Danielle Citron and James Grimmelmann of the School of Law were quoted in the article "Is there any recourse for meme victims?" on amarillo.com and delawareonline.com

March 19, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the New York Times article "Monica Lewinsky Is Back, but This Time It's on Her Terms."

March 19, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Social media sites may be better than the law at blocking revenge porn" on socialdashboard.com

March 18, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Social media sites may be better than the law at blocking revenge porn" on socialdashboard.com

March 18, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the International Business Times story "Penn State Fraternity Photo Scandal: Kappa Delta Rho Case Raises Concerns About Unauthorized Sharing."

March 13, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the OneNewsPage.com story "Who spewed that abuse? Yik Yak isnít telling."

March 12, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the article "Twitter bans 'revenge porn'" in USA Today

March 11, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article, "Congressperson asks DoJ to 'intensify enforcement' of online harassment laws," on arstechnica.com.

March 10, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Could senders of sexually-explicit tweets about Curt Schilling's daughter face charges?" on NJ.com.

March 10, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Are Anonymous Social Media Networks Dangerous?" in The New York Times.

March 8, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Seattle Times story "Yik Yak a hit on campuses, but ugly posts stir concern."

March 8, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the ArkansasOnline.com story "All the lurid details."

February 27, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Danielle Citron," in the Daily Record.

February 24, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the article "How Embarrassing Lawsuit Details are going Viral Online" on JDJournal.com.

February 22, 2015

Danielle Citron and Leigh Goodmark of the School of Law were quoted in the article "Lawsuits' Lurid Details Draw an Online Crowd" in The New York Times.

February 20, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Slate.com article "Hunter Moore Is Probably Going to Prison. How Scared Should Revenge Porn Kingpins Be?"

February 20, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Activists in the war against revenge porn are finally seeing results" in The Washington Post.

February 18, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the CBS News article "'Revenge porn' website creator Hunter Moore to change plea."

February 18, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "The top 50 Shades Scenes Brits recreate in their bedroom!" on mynewsdesk.com

February 17, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "La porno venganza puede arruinarte la vida %A1Cu%EDdate!" on minuto30.com

February 17, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "15 Truths About Online Trolls" on Entrepreneur.com.

February 11, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law co-authored the article "Regulating revenge porn isn't censorship" on Al Jazeera.



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