Daniel J. Solove

John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law

School of Law

George Washington University

2000 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

(202) 994-9514


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Issues: Privacy and Security

About Daniel J. Solove

Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Professor Solove teaches information privacy law, law and literature, criminal law, and criminal procedure.


An internationally-known expert in privacy law, Professor Solove has testified before Congress, has contributed to amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served as a consultant or expert witness in a number of high-profile privacy cases involving Fortune 500 companies and celebrities. Additionally, he has been interviewed and quoted by the media in several hundred articles and broadcasts, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR.


Professor Solove has written numerous books, most recently The Eyemonger (Griffin Press, November 21, 2020), a children’s book concerned with the issues of privacy. Additional notable books he has authored include, Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011), Understanding Privacy (2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale 2007), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004). He has also written several textbooks, all with coauthor Paul M. Schwartz, including Data Protection and the GDPR (Wolters Kluwer 2021), Information Privacy Law (Wolters Kluwer, 5th ed. 2019), Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP, 3d ed. 2015), Privacy and the Media (Wolters Kluwer, 2d ed. 2015), Privacy, Law Enforcement, and National Security (Wolters Kluwer, 1st ed. 2015), and Consumer Privacy and Data Protection (Wolters Kluwer, 1st ed. 2015). Additionally, Professor Solove has written 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, and many others. He has also written shorter works for Scientific American and several other magazines and periodicals. Professor Solove blogs at LinkedIn as one of its Influencer thought leaders.


Professor Solove is co-reporter of the American Law Institute's Principles of Law, Data Privacy. He is the organizer of several annual events, including the Privacy + Security Forum, the Privacy Law Salon: Privacy Roundtable, the Privacy Law Salon: Policymaker Roundtable, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, and the Higher Education Privacy Conference. He serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Future of Privacy Forum, and the Law and Humanities Institute. He is also a fellow at the Ponemon Institute and at the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Furthermore, Professor Solove is the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that provides privacy and data security training programs to businesses, schools, healthcare institutions, and other organizations.


J.D., Yale University, 1997
B.A., Washington University, 1994

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