Citron at Wikiconference USA in 2015
|Alma mater||Duke University, |
|Institutions||Boston University School of Law|
|Notable works||Hate Crimes in Cyberspace|
Danielle Keats Citron is a Professor of Law at Boston University Law School where she teaches and writes about privacy, free speech, and civil procedure. Prior to joining BU Law, she was the Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Her work focuses on information privacy, free expression, and civil rights. Citron is the author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (2014).
Citron graduated from Duke University, and the Fordham University School of Law. She is an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society, an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project, a Tech Fellow at NYU's Policing Project, and a member of the Principles Group for the Harvard-MIT Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fund.  In 2017, she was elected as a member of the American Law Institute and currently serves on the Advisory Board of ALI's Information Privacy Principles Project. She is the Vice President and Board Member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a civil rights and civil liberties project named after her article Cyber Civil Rights (Boston U Law Review, 2009).[failed verification] She serves on the advisory board of Teach Privacy, SurvJustice, the International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy Bar, and Without My Consent. She serves on Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council, and the Board of Directors for the Future of Privacy Forum. She was the Chair of the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Board of Directors (2017-2019) and currently[when?] serves on the board. In 2019, Citron was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her work in cyber harassment.
Citron is an expert on online harassment, and has written for the New York Times, Slate Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Scientist, TIME, and Al Jazeera. She has been a guest on The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and Slate Magazine's The Gist podcast. She is also a Forbes contributor. She has authored over 30 law review articles.
Citron helped Maryland State Senator Jon Cardin draft a bill criminalizing the nonconsensual publication of nude images, which was passed into law in 2014. From 2014 to December 2016, Citron served as an advisor to California Attorney General Kamala Harris. She served as a member of AG Harris’s Task Force to Combat Cyber Exploitation and Violence Against Women.
Citron is a critic of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, stating that it gives online platforms a "free pass" from having to do moderation, while market forces are driving a rise of "salacious, negative, and novel content" on the Internet. In a 2017 Fordham Law Review paper with Benjamin Wittes, Citron argued that "the internet will not break [from] denying bad samaritans § 230 immunity". At a House Intelligence Committee hearing in June 2019 and at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in October 2019, Citron proposed to condition section 230 protection on "reasonable" content moderation practices, an idea which the Electronic Frontier Foundation called "terrifying", arguing it would lead to excessive litigation risks especially for small businesses. On the other hand, Citron has expressed partial agreement with critics of the 2018 FOSTA act, in particular with regard to uncertainties resulting from the law's "knowing facilitation" standard.
- Danielle Keats Citron (2014). Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-36829-3. 
- Book chapters
- Danielle Keats Citron (forthcoming 2018). Susan Brison and Katharine Gelber, eds. “Why Combating Online Abuse Is Good For Free Speech,” in Free Speech in the Digital Age. Oxford University Press
- Danielle Keats Citron (with Quinta Jurecic) (2018). “Platform Justice: Content Moderation at an Inflection Point.” in Hoover Institute Aegis Series.
- Danielle Keats Citron (with Liz Clark Rinehart) (2017). David Gray and Stephen Henderson, eds. “The Surveillance Implications of Combatting Cyber Harassment.” in Cambridge Handbook of Surveillance Law.
- Danielle Keats Citron (2015). Marc Rotenberg, Jeramie Scott, and Julia Horwitz, eds. "Protecting Sexual Privacy in the Information Age" in Privacy in the Modern Age. New Press. ISBN 978-1620971079
- Danielle Keats Citron (2011). Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore (ed.). Civil Rights in the Information Age, in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy and Reputation. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0674064317.
- When Law Frees Us to Speak, Fordham L. Rev. (forthcoming) (with Jonathan Penney).
- Why Sexual Privacy Matters for Trust, Wash. U. L. Rev (forthcoming).
- Sexual Privacy, Yale Law Journal (forthcoming) (Winner of 2018 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award)
- Deep Fakes: The Looming Crisis for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security, 107 Calif. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019) (with Robert Chesney).
- A Poor Mother’s Right to Privacy: A Review, 98 B.U. L. Rev. 1139 (2018).
- Four Principles for Digital Speech (You Won’t Believe #3!) 95 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1353 (2018) (with Neil Richards).
- The Problem Isn’t Just Backpage: Revising Section 230 Immunity, 2 Geo. Tech. L. Rev. 453 (2018) (with Benjamin Wittes)
- Extremist Speech, Compelled Conformity, and Censorship Creep, 93 Notre Dame L. Rev. (2018).
- Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms, 96 Texas L. Rev. (2018) (with Daniel J. Solove).
- The Internet Will Not Break: Denying Bad Samaritans Section 230 Immunity, Fordham L. Rev. (2017) (with Benjamin Wittes).
- Spying Inc., 72 Washington & Lee Law Review (2015).
- The Scored Society: Due Process for Automated Predictions, 89 Washington Law Review 1 (2014) (with Frank Pasquale).
- Criminalizing Revenge Porn, 49 Wake Forest Law Review 345 (2014) (with Mary Anne Franks).
- The Right to Quantitative Privacy, 98 Minnesota Law Review 62 (2013) (with David Gray).
- 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).
- Fighting Cybercrime After United States v. Jones, 103 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 745 (2013) (with David Gray and Liz Clark Rinehart).
- Addressing the Harm of Total Surveillance: A Reply to Professor Neil Richards, 126 Harvard Law Review Forum 262 (2013) (with David Gray).
- Mainstreaming Privacy Torts, 98 California Law Review 1805 (2011).
- Intermediaries and Hate Speech: Fostering Digital Citizenship for the Information Age, 91 Boston University Law Review 1435 (2011) (with Helen Norton).
- Network Accountability for the Domestic Intelligence Apparatus, 62 Hastings Law Journal 1441 (2011) (with Frank Pasquale).
- Government Speech 2.0, 88 Denver University Law Review 899 (2010) (with Helen Norton).
- Cyber Civil Rights: Looking Forward, 87 Denver University Law Review Online 1 (2010).
- Book Review, Visionary Pragmatism and the Value of Privacy in the Twenty-First Century, 108 Michigan Law Review 1107 (2010) (reviewing Daniel J. Solove (2008). Understanding Privacy. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0674035072.) (with Leslie Meltzer Henry).
- Fulfilling Government 2.0's Promise with Robust Privacy Protection, 78 George Washington Law Review 822 (2010).
- Law's Expressive Value in Combating Cyber Gender Harassment, 108 Michigan Law Review 373 (2009).
- Cyber Civil Rights, 89 Boston University Law Review 61 (2009).
- Technological Due Process, 85 Washington University Law Review 1249 (2008).
- Open Code Governance, 16 University of Chicago Legal Forum 355 (2008).
- Reservoirs of Danger: The Evolution of Public and Private Law at the Dawn of the Information Age, 80 Southern California Law Review 241 (2007).
- 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).
- "Danielle Citron". University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Faculty. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
- "Danielle Citron". University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Faculty. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- "Danielle Citron, Affiliate Scholar". Center for Internet and Society, Stanford University.
- "Danielle Citron, Affiliated Fellows". Yale Information Society Project.
- "AI Initiative". AI Initiative. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
- Institute, The American Law. "Newly Elected Members | American Law Institute". American Law Institute. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
- "Current Projects, Principles of the Law, Data Privacy". The American Law Institute. Archived from the original on 2015-04-20. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
- "CCRI Board of Directors & Advisors - Cyber Civil Rights Initiative". Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- Citron, Danielle Keats (2008-12-18). "Cyber Civil Rights". Rochester, NY. Cite journal requires
- "Privacy Training | Data Security Training | Professor Daniel Solove Bio". TeachPrivacy. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- "Advisors". SURVJUSTICE: 202-869-0699. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- "International Association of Privacy Professionals". iapp.org. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- "Advisory Board". Without My Consent. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
- "Twitter Safety Partners". Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- "Future of Privacy Forum". fpf.org. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
- Center, Electronic Privacy Information. "EPIC - EPIC Board and Staff". epic.org. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- "Danielle Citron: Legal Scholar, Class of 2019". MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
- Daily Record Staff. "Danielle Citron". Maryland Daily Record.
- Rodricks, Dan; Himowitz, Mike (2014-12-15). "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace". Midday with Dan Rodricks. WYPR/NPR. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
- Citron, Danielle. "Free Speech Does Not Protect Cyberharassment". The New York Times. Dec 3, 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-21.CS1 maint: location (link)
- "Danielle Citron, Contributor". Slate.
- Citron, Danielle & Woodrow Hartzog. "The Decision That Could Finally Kill the Revenge-Porn Business". The Atlantic. Feb 3, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-21.CS1 maint: location (link)
- Citron, Danielle. "To defeat trolls, we need to do more than jail them". The New Scientist. Oct 22, 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-21.CS1 maint: location (link)
- Citron, Danielle. "Just Because a Hate Crime Occurs on the Internet Doesn't Mean It's Not a Hate Crime". TIME. Oct 7, 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-21.CS1 maint: location (link)
- Citron, Danielle. "Expand harassment laws to protect victims of online abuse". Al Jazeera. March 21, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-21.CS1 maint: location (link)
- "Women And Online Harassment". The Diane Rehm Show. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- "Digital Dualism: The Fading Distinction Between Life On And Off Line - The Kojo Nnamdi Show". The Kojo Nnamdi Show. 2015-03-24. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- Pesca, Mike. "The Gist discusses online threats with Danielle Citron, and musical fades with William Weir". The Gist, Episode 100. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- "Danielle Citron, Contributor". Forbes.
- "Danielle Citron, Selected Publications". University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Faculty. Archived from the original on 2015-04-16. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
- Citron, Danielle Keats. "Revenge porn: A pernicious form of cyber gender harassment [Commentary]". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- "California AG goes all-out to fight "revenge porn"". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- "Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Tech Leaders and Advocates Launch Offensive in Fight Against Cyber Exploitation". State of California - Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General. 2015-10-14. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- Citron, Danielle (2019-10-16). "Tech Companies Get a Free Pass on Moderating Content. It's Time to Change That". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
- Citron, Danielle; Wittes, Benjamin (2017-11-01). "The Internet Will Not Break: Denying Bad Samaritans § 230 Immunity". Fordham Law Review. 86 (2): 401.
- Center, Electronic Privacy Information. "EPIC - Professor Citron Testifies Before Congress on "Deep Fakes"". epic.org. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
- Kelly, Makena (2019-06-13). "Congress grapples with how to regulate deepfakes". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
- Harding McGill, Margaret (2019-10-16). "House lawmakers take aim at law protecting Reddit, Google from user-generated content liability". Axios. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
- "FOSTA: The New Anti-Sex-Trafficking Legislation May Not End the Internet, But It's Not Good Law Either". Lawfare. 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
- Quarmby, Katherine. "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace by Danielle Keats Citron review – the internet is a brutal place". The Guardian - Books. Sept 26, 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-11.CS1 maint: location (link)
- Chemaly, Soraya (2014-09-02). ""Hate Crimes in Cyberspace" author: "Everyone is at risk, from powerful celebrities to ordinary people"". Salon.com. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
- Hill, Kashmir (2014-08-21). "How To Keep Internet Trolls And Harassers From Winning". Forbes. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- Nussbaum, Martha C (2014-11-05). "Haterz Gonna Hate?". The Nation. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
- Knibbs, Kate. "How The Hell Are These Popular Spying Apps Not Illegal?". Retrieved 2017-06-19.
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