Daniel Solove

Daniel J. Solove

Scholar Title:

Eugene L. and Barbara A. Bernard Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: George Washington University


2000 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

Phone Number: (202) 994-9514

Email: dsolove@law.gwu.edu

Additional Website: Daniel J. Solove

Blog: Daniel Solove - LinkedIn

Daniel J. Solove is the Eugene L. and Barbara A. Bernard Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is 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. He has lectured at universities, companies, and government agencies around the world and been interviewed and quoted by the media in several hundred articles and broadcasts, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR.

Professor Solove has written numerous books, including Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It (Oxford 2022) (with Woodrow Hartzog), 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). Additionally, he has written a children’s fiction book about privacy called The Eyemonger (2020). 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). Furthermore, Professor Solove has written more than 90 articles that have been published in law reviews such as 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, and Duke Law Journal, as well as newspapers and magazines such as Scientific American, Washington Post, and Wired.

Professor Solove is the organizer of several annual events, including the Privacy + Security Forum, and the Privacy Law Salon. He founded the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, the largest and leading academic conference in privacy law. He also founded and runs the Privacy+Security Academy, an organization that provides education and events to professionals. He serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Future of Privacy Forum, and the Law and Humanities Institute. Professor Solove is a fellow at the Ponemon Institute and at the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. He is also the founder of TeachPrivacy, a privacy and cybersecurity training company.


J.D. Yale University, 1997

B.A. Washington University, 1994