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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]

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

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.

February 4, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Minnesota Public Radio story "The dangers of being a woman online."

February 3, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the photo caption on the story "Revenge-porn website operator convicted in CA" on the web site of KOIN Channel 6.

February 3, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law co-athored the article "The Decision That Could Finally Kill the Revenge-Porn Business" in the Atlantic.

January 30, 2015

Danielle Citron and Sherrilyn Ifill of the School of Law were featured in the article "Law Faculty Among Most 'Influential Marylanders'" on UMB News.

January 29, 2015

Danielle Citron and Sherrilyn Ifill of the School of Law were mentioned in The Daily Record article "The Daily Record unveils Influential Marylander honorees."

January 29, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "U.S. Government Takes Unprecedented Action Against Revenge Porn" on the Huffington Post.

January 23, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Panel Rejects Woman's Bid for Anonymity in Fraud Case" on newyorklawjournal.com

January 22, 2015

Frank Pasquale and Danielle Citron of the School of Law were mentioned in the article "Pasquale & Citron on the Scored Society" on lsolum.typepad.com

January 21, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Cyber-Sexual Harassment" on juris.jotwell.com.

January 20, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the New York Times Op Ed "How Your Facebook Likes Could Cost You a Job."

January 19, 2015

Danielle Citron was quoted in the article "Can the First Amendment Survive the Internet?" in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

January 12, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Online harassment is a serious problem" on mybroadband.co.za

January 9, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Facing the Challenge of Online Harassment" on www.eff.org

January 8, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Facing the Challenge of Online Harassment" on www.eff.org.

January 8, 2015

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article ""Trolljager": Wie eine Fernsehsendung Internethetzer enttarnt" on derstandard.at.

December 29, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "FBI investigates SLO man's Facebook post urging 'death to all cops'" on sanluisobispo.com.

December 29, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the BBC article "The big ideas of 2014: Part II."

December 27, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "On social media, trying to discern a rant from an imminent explosion of violence" on concordmonitor.com.

December 27, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Police facing a major paradigm shift" on durangoherald.com.

December 24, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "No habr%E1 paz para los troles de internet" on technologyreview.es

December 24, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Washinton Post article "On social media, trying to discern a rant from an imminent explosion of violence."

December 15, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed on the Midday program segment, "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace," on WYPR-FM.

December 12, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law appeared on the MSNBC show The Cycle during the segment "After hack, can Sony survive its PR nightmare?"

December 12, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Globe and Mail article "Why we canít let the conversation about sexual violence fade away."

December 11, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "The fight back against rape and death threats online" in New Scientist.

December 11, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "The cases against Yik Yak" on the Daily Dot.

December 10, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the Cosmopolitan article "The 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014."

December 8, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Adults victims of cyberbullying, attacks too" on Big News Network.

December 8, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the segment "University of Maryland law professor pens book about hate crimes online" for the WMAR-TV segment In Focus

December 4, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law wrote the opinion piece "Companies Should Reject Specific Online Threats" in The New York Times' Room for Debate.

December 4, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Lawmakers pass jury duty pay increase, tougher penalties for 'revenge porn'" on MSN.com.

December 2, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the segment "Supreme Court Considers Whether Online Speech is a 'True Threat'" that aired on KQED Radio.

December 2, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the segment "Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, December 2, 2014" on Marketplace.org.

December 1, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the slate.com article "Algorithms Can Ruin Lives."

December 1, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "The Gaming Industry's Greatest Adversary Is Just Getting Started" on businessweek.com

November 25, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the New York Times Magazine story "Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?"

November 19, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Algorithms Are Great and All, But They Can Also Ruin Lives" on wired.com.

November 17, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Time article "Revenge Porn: Man Jailed In Britain As US Lawmakers Prepare New Legislation."

November 14, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was interviewed for the story "Victims Of Online Threats Say Perpetrators Aren't Being Caught" on National Public Radio.

November 12, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the Atlantic article "What the Law Can (and Can't) Do About Online Harassment."

November 7, 2014

Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the article "How to Make Revenge Porn a Crime" on slate.com.

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."



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