Daniel J. Solove

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Daniel J. Solove
Born 1972 (age 43–44)
Alma mater Washington University (A.B.), Yale Law School (J.D.)
Occupation The John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School
Website [1]

Daniel J. Solove (/ˈslv/;[1] born 1972) is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is one of the world’s leading experts in information privacy law and is well known for his academic work on privacy and for popular books on how privacy relates with information technology.[2] His deconstruction of the “I’ve got nothing to hide” position, and related justifications for government surveillance, has been regarded as the best brief analysis of the issue.[3]

Daniel Solove is also the founder of TeachPrivacy, a privacy and security training company.

In addition, he is co-reporter of the American Law Institute's Restatement of Information Privacy Principles. Further, he is a member of the organizing committee of the Privacy and Security Forum and the Privacy Law Salon.

Professor Solove writes in the areas of information privacy law, cyberspace law, law and literature, jurisprudence, legal pragmatism, and constitutional theory. He teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature. He has written 9 books and more than 50 law review articles in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, NYU Law Review, Michigan Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, U. Chicago Law Review, California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and many others.

Daniel Solove also blogs at LinkedIn as one of its “Influencers.” His blog has more than 900,000 followers as of the editing of this page.

Solove has been quoted by the media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR.[4]

In 2011, Tony Doyle wrote in the The Journal of Value Inquiry that Solove "has established himself as one of the leading privacy theorists writing in English today."[5]

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  1. ^ Distinguished Lecture in Law and Technology - Daniel J. Solove
  2. ^ "Daniel J. Solove". SafeGov. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Dean, John. "Why, Even If You Have Nothing To Hide, Government Surveillance Threatens Your Freedom: The Case Against Expanding Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Powers". Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Daniel Solove's home page at George Washington University
  5. ^ Doyle, Tony (19 November 2011). ""Daniel J. Solove, Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security" (book review)". The Journal of Value Inquiry. 46 (1): 107–112. doi:10.1007/s10790-011-9303-z.