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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 (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, Washington Law Review, and many others. Her opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, 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, Newsweek, Associated Press, NPR, ABC, CNN, CBS News, Fox News, Salon.com, Gawker, the Guardian, 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. She is a contributor at Forbes.com and 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 (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

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

October 27, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the article "The Future of Anonymity on the Internet Is Facebook Rooms" on Wired.com.

October 24, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Junge Frauen im Netz besonders gefhrdet" on newswalk.info.

October 24, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We're Reading Now-October 24, 2014" on natlawreview.com.

October 24, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "How to kill a troll" on nakedsecurity.sophos.com.

October 22, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the article "To defeat trolls, we need to do more than jail them" on newscientist.com.

October 22, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Online Harassment Prevalent, Often by Strangers, Pew Study Finds" in the Wall Street Journal. The article also appeared on pbs.org.

October 22, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the article "The Imminent Death of the Internet Troll" in The Atlantic.

October 22, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed in the segment, "Women and Online Harrassment," on the Diane Rehm show on National Public Radio.

October 21, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed on WTOP-FM for a segment about cyber harassment.

October 21, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Gamergate is loud, dangerous and a last grasp at cultural dominance by angry white men" on theguardian.com.

October 17, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the Washington Post article "More women play video games than boys, and other surprising facts lost in the mess of Gamergate."

October 17, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "'Gamergate,' guns and threats against women collide in Utah," on cbsnews.com.

October 17, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "What is #GamerGate?" on metronews.ca.

October 17, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the Washington Post article "Why is it taking so long to identify the anonymous Gamergate trolls?"

October 15, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Jennifer Lawrence took on Google after its failure to remove stolen photos from its searches - but are lower-profile victims being ignored?" on independent.co.uk.

October 14, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the Time magazine article "A Million Peeping Toms: When Hacking Is Also a Hate Crime."

October 13, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Should Revenge Porn Be a Crime?" on disinfo.com.

October 10, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "The unsafety net: How social media turned against women" on qz.com.

October 10, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Hate crimes and drag queens in cyber space" on thelawyer.com.

October 9, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women" in The Atlantic.

October 7, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the article "Just Because a Hate Crime Occurs on the Internet Doesn't Mean It's Not a Hate Crime" in Time magazine.

October 7, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Walter Isaacson Talks Gamergate, Apple Watch, and His New Book The Innovators" on gizmodo.in.

October 6, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Walter Isaacson Talks AI, Apple Watch, and His New Book The Innovators" on dailynewsen.com and gizmodo.com.au.

October 6, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Who Should Be Unmasked on the Internet?" on businessweek.com.

October 3, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the article "All States Should Outlaw Revenge Porn" on slate.com.

October 3, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in The Hoya article "Yik Yak App Spurs Unease on University Campuses."

October 1, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the Los Angeles Times article "Threatened by Beyonce, Emma Watson and the feminist movement? Good."

October 1, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Washington Post article "A British troll was just jailed for his tweets. Here's why that will (probably!) never happen in the U.S."

September 30, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Washington Postarticle "Maker of StealthGenie, an app used for spying, is indicted in Virginia."

September 29, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Arizona's Revenge Porn Law Isn't a Solution - It's a Different Kind of Problem" on News.Vice.com.

September 26, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education article "What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses" quotes Danielle Citron of the School of Law.

September 23, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Is Arizona's Revenge Porn Law Overbroad?" on forbes.com.

September 23, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Is Online Harassment Of Women A Civil Rights Issue?" in the Huffington Post.

September 22, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the techrepublic.com article "New book on hate crime proposes civil rights for a networked age."

September 22, 2014

Professor Danielle Citron's new book "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace," is excerpted on Newsweek.com

September 22, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted and interviewed in the article "One scholar thinks online harassment of women is a civil rights issue" on vox.com.

September 19, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the New York Times article "Kicked Off Facebook, and Wondering Why" and on indiatimes.com.

September 14, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Online Attacks, Real-Life Consequences" on baltimore.cbslocal.com and others.

September 14, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "W&L Constitution Day speaker Danielle Citron to speak on hate crimes in cyberspace" on augustafreepress.com.

September 10, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Why Smart Phones Should Help Us Avoid Selfie Sabotage" on forbes.com.

September 8, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Washington Post article "Just because the elevator doors are closed doesn't mean you're alone."

September 3, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Porn sites refuse to take down Jennifer Lawrence naked leaked images" on scallywagandvagabond.com.

September 3, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Is Revenge Porn Legal in Your State?" on newrepublic.com.

September 3, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Get Stolen Naked Photos Off the Web" on slate.com.

September 3, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Who Is Liable When Cloud Services Are Hacked?" on fastcompany.com.

September 2, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the article "'Hate Crimes in Cyberspace' author: "Everyone is at risk, from powerful celebrities to ordinary people" on Salon.com.

September 2, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Can Celebrities Really Do Anything About Their Leaked Nude Photos?" on cosmopolitan.com.

September 2, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Here's How Celebs Can Get Their Nude Selfies Taken Down" on time.com.

August 27, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in The Daily Record article "Online attacks, real-life consequences."

August 21, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "How To Keep Internet Trolls And Harassers From Winning" on forbes.com.

August 20, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Mich. man accused of posting nude photos of ex to Facebook" on cbsnews.com

August 19, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "These six lawsuits shaped the internet" on theverge.com.

August 19, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the New York Times article "Free Speech Does Not Protect Cyberharassment."

August 13, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Women Pay the Price for the Internet's Culture of Anonymity" on nymag.com.

August 12, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Newsweek article "How the Law Is Standing Up to Cyberstalking."

August 7, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the opinion piece "Big Data Should Be Regulated by 'Technological Due Process'" in the New York Times.

August 7, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "United States: Revenge Porn: A Disturbing Picture" on mondaq.com.

August 6, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the story "Twitter Won't Stop Harassment on Its Platform, So Its Users Are Stepping In" on Slate.com.

August 6, 2014

Professor Danielle Citron's article "The Facebook Justice System" detailing the challenges of reporting abuse to social media platforms appeared on slate.com.

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.



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