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Danielle Citron

Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law

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

Office: 231

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 Morton & Sophia Macht 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).

Addressing Cyber Harassment: An Overview of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, 6 Case W. Reserve Journal of Law Technology & the Internet 1 (2015).

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

November 29, 2016

Professor Danielle Citron was quoted in the article The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn which appeared on the newyorker.com

October 19, 2016

Professor Danielle Citron was mentioned in the article ADL pegs spike in online harassment of reporters to Trump followers which appeared on jewishva.org

October 19, 2016

Professor Danielle Citron was mentioned in the article ADL Task Force Issues Report Detailing Widespread Anti-Semitic Harassment of Journalists on Twitter During 2016 Campaign which appeared on prnewswire.com

September 29, 2016

Professor Danielle Citron was quoted in an article entitled Is a stalker spying on you through your phone Here's what to look for which appeared on NewsCaf.com

September 28, 2016

Professor Danielle Citron was quoted in an article , Is a stalker spying on you through your phone? Here's what to look for, which was featured on MyInforms.com

August 3, 2016

Professor Danielle Citron wrote the article "Enforce Existing Laws to Combat Online Threats" which appeared on nytimes.com

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."



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