Daniel J. Solove

John Marshall Harlan Research Professor

School of Law

George Washington University

2000 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

(202) 994-9514


Blog: LinkedIn

Website: GWU faculty profile

Issues: Privacy and Security

About Daniel J. Solove

Daniel J. Solove is an internationally-known expert in privacy law. He 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.


Professor Solove has written numerous books including Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale University Press 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard University Press 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale University Press 2007), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU Press 2004). He has also written several textbooks including Information Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing, 4th ed. 2012) (with Paul M. Schwartz), Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP, 2nd edition 2013) (with Paul M. Schwartz), Privacy and the Media (Aspen Publishing, 1st ed. 2009) (with Paul M. Schwartz), and Privacy, Information, and Technology (Aspen Publishing, 3rd ed. 2012) (with Paul M. Schwartz). 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 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. His work has been cited in more than 1500 law review articles, excerpted in many casebooks, and discussed in many judicial opinions, including those by the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, district courts, and state supreme courts.


Professor Solove is a Senior Policy Advisor at Hogan Lovells. He is also the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that provides privacy and data security training programs to businesses, schools, healthcare institutions, and other organizations. He is co-reporter of the American Law Institute's Restatement of Information Privacy Principles. Additionally, Professor Solove serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Future of Privacy Forum, and the Law and Humanities Institute. He is a fellow at the Ponemon Institute and at the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.


In addition to blogging at LinkedIn as one of its "thought leaders," Professor Solove also blogs at Concurring Opinions and at the Huffington Post.



Professor Solove provided TAP with insights into his current work. Read the interview:
Falling Down the Privacy Law Rabbit Hole – An Interview with Professor Daniel Solove


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

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