Keats Citron

Privacy expert

Danielle writes about: Gender, Internet, Law

Danielle Citron is a Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law, where she teaches and writes about information privacy, free expression, and civil rights. She previously taught at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, where she received the 2018 UMD Champion of Excellence award for teaching and scholarship. Citron has been a Visiting Professor at Fordham University School of Law and George Washington Law School. In the future, she will do visiting stints at the University of Chicago School of Law and Harvard Law School.

Citron is an internationally recognized privacy expert. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2019. Her book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace explored the phenomenon of cyber stalking and the role of law and private companies in combating it. She has published numerous book chapters and more than 30 law review articles, published in the Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review Forum, Boston University Law Review, and many other journals. Her current scholarly projects concern sexual privacy; privacy and national security challenges of deep fakes; and the automated administrative state. Her opinion pieces have appeared in major media outlets, and she has been quoted in hundreds of news stories.

Citron’s work has been recognized at home and abroad. In 2015, the United Kingdom’s Prospect magazine named her one of the Top 50 World Thinkers. She is an active member of the cyber law community and works closely with civil liberties and privacy organizations. In connection with her advocacy work, she advises tech companies on online safety, privacy, and free speech as well as federal and state legislators, law enforcement, and international lawmakers on privacy issues.

If we act now, future generations might view cyber-harassment as a disgraceful remnant of the internet’s early history.


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