Danielle Citron

Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law

Francis King Carey School of Law

University of Maryland

500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786

(410) 706-3924


Blog: Concurring Opinions

Website: University of Maryland faculty profile

Issues: Privacy and Security

About Danielle Citron

Danielle Citron is the Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on information privacy, civil rights, and administrative law.


Professor Citron’s publications include Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (2014) and the book chapter “Civil Rights in the Information Age” in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation, edited by Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore (2010). She has written articles in the California Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Washington Law Review, and many others. Her opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, CNN, the Guardian, Slate, and the Baltimore Sun, she is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and she has been interviewed in dozens of media broadcasts and articles. She was voted the "Teacher of the Year" by the University of Maryland law school students in 2005.


In addition to her work at the university, Professor Citron serves as an Adviser to American Law Institute’s Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project. She is an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society. She serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Future of Privacy, Without My Consent, and Teach Privacy, and is on the Board of Directors of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. During the past five years, she has given multiple lectures and talks, including at the Department of Homeland Security, the Anti-Defamation League, and the International Network Against Cyber Hate, as well as at numerous universities. In December 2009, the Denver University Law Review devoted a conference to her work on cyber harassment titled Cyber Civil Rights: New Challenges to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Information Age.


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