Lois K. Macht Research Professor of LawPhone: (410) 706-3924
BA cum laude, Duke University
JD cum laude and Order of the Coif, Fordham University School of Law
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 “Teacher of the Year” award from the class of 2005.
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; Boston University Law Review hosted an online symposium devoted to her book in 2015. Professor Citron’s law review articles have appeared in 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. Her opinion pieces have been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Time, CNN, Guardian UK, New Scientist, and Slate. She is a technology contributor at Forbes.com and a member of Concurring Opinions since 2008.
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 and her Task Force Against Cyber Exploitation; she was appointed to serve as an adviser to the American Law Institute’s Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project in 2013. 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, spoken at congressional briefings, and offered testimony in support of privacy legislation. She has given more than 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 Yale, Harvard, Princeton, University of California at Berkeley, Columbia, Stanford, University of Chicago, New York University, Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina, University of Denver, University of Washington, Fordham, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee, Washington University, William & Mary, and Emory, and at companies including Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (2014). [Abstract]
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]
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]
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
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the photo caption for the story "New law would ban sending, posting nude photos without subject's consent" in the Concord Monitor.
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Twitter Won’t Help You. The Courts Won’t Help You." in Slate
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Online abuse isn't going away, but you're not helpless to fight it" on CNET
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Washington Man Faces Rare Prosecution For Online Threats Against Planned Parenthood Partner Company" on Newsweek.com. Similar articles appeared in Modern Ghana and MSN.com
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "Man charged for online violent threats against company over Planned Parenthood fetal tissue" on The Guardian
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the story "Upcoming lectures in honor of Elon student killed by domestic violence" on elonlocalnews.com
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "100 Women 2015: Social media 'fuels gender violence'," on BBC.com
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Is "Hello Barbie" Every Parent's Worst Nightmare?" on The Kernel
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "Yik Yak causes havoc on campuses across the nation" in the Beacon
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "15 truths about online trolls" in Entrepreneur Philippines.
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "The Accidental Victims of Online Harassment" in Cosmopolitan
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "California Launches New Way For "Revenge Porn" Victims To Strike Back" on BuzzFeed
Danielle Citron and Frank Pasquale of the School of Law were mentioned in the article "FAN 80 (First Amendment News) Coming Soon: Philippa Strum’s Book on Whitney v. California" on Concurring Opinions
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "First Amendment Day keynote addresses online harassment" on dailytarheel.com
Danielle Citron and Frank Pasquale of the School of Law were mentioned in the article "Wandering Eye: Charter school funding formula criticized, 'When Big Data Becomes Bad Data,' and more" in the Baltimore City Paper.
Danielle Citron and Frank Pasquale of the School of Law were mentioned in the article "When Big Data Becomes Bad Data" on Pacific Standard.
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the article "Outed Ashley Madison users want to make stolen data legally toxic" on Fusion.
Danielle Citron and Frank Pasquale of the School of Law were mentioned in the article "Big Data’s ‘Neutral Algorithms’ Could Discriminate Against Most Vulnerable" in The Wire.
Danielle Citron and Frank Pasquale of the School of Law were mentioned in the Atlantic story "When Discrimination Is Baked Into Algorithms."
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was quoted in the story "Virginia gunman used social media to chronicle attack" in the Boston Globe.
Danielle Citron of the School of Law authored the New York Daily News story "Leave the cheaters in peace: If you poke around the Ashley Madison data, you're aiding and abetting the hackers."
Danielle Citron of the School of Law co-authored the article "Parents, Teens, And Technology: Starting The Conversation" on forbes.com
Danielle Citron of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Internet Trolls: An Open Letter to Shawn Coomer of Miles to Memories" on thegate.boardingarea.com