Danielle Citron

Professor of Law

School of Law

Boston University

765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-5542


Website: Boston University faculty profile

Twitter: @daniellecitron

Issues: Artificial Intelligence and Privacy and Security

About Danielle Citron

Danielle Citron is a professor of law at Boston University School of Law, where she teaches and writes about privacy, free speech, and civil procedure. She is an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society, Yale Information Society Project, and NYU’s Policing Project.


Professor Citron’s book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press) was named one of the “20 Best Moments for Women in 2014” by Cosmopolitan magazine. Her scholarship has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, California Law Review (twice), Michigan Law Review (twice), Boston University Law Review (three times), Notre Dame Law Review (twice), Fordham Law Review (twice), George Washington Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Texas Law Review, Washington University Law Review (three times), Southern California Law Review, and other journals. She has written opinion pieces for the New York Times, Atlantic, Slate, Time, CNN, Guardian, New Scientist, Lawfare, ars technica, Forbes, and New York Daily News.


Professor Citron works closely with lawmakers and law enforcers. In June 2019, she testified before the House Intelligence Committee about the challenges of misinformation and deep fakes. She has presented her work at congressional briefings devoted to cyber stalking and violence against women. She has worked with the offices of Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala Harris, and Senator Diane Feinstein on federal legislation. From 2014 to 2016, she 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.


As a member of the American Law Institute, Professor Citron served as an adviser to the organization’s Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project. She is a member of the board of directors for the Harvard–MIT AI Fund. Additionally, Professor Citron has given over 300 talks, including at federal agencies, National Association of Attorneys General meetings, the National Holocaust Museum, the Anti-Defamation League, Wikimedia Foundation, universities, companies, and think tanks. She appeared in HBO’s Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age (directed by Nancy Jo Sales) and Netizens (which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, directed by Cynthia Lowen).


Before joining BU Law, she taught at the University of Maryland School of Law where she received the 2018 “UMD Champion of Excellence” award for teaching and scholarship. She has been a Visiting Professor at Fordham Law School and George Washington Law School.


J.D., Fordham University, 1994
B.A, Duke University, 1990

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