Danielle Citron


University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Research Professor, Professor of Law

Professor Danielle Citron is the Lois K. Macht Research Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.She teaches Civil Procedure, Information Privacy Law and legal writing.She was voted the Teacher of the Year by the University of Maryland Law School students in 2005.

Citron is the author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press 2014).Her book chapter Civil Rights in the Information Age was included in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation (Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore, eds., Harvard University Press 2010). Her articles have been published by the California Law Review, Michigan Law Review (twice), Minnesota Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Boston University Law Review (twice), George Washington Law Review, Washington Law Review (twice), Hastings Law Journal, U.C. Davis Law Review and many others. Citron's opinion pieces have been published in the New York Times' Room for Debate, Time, CNN, the Guardian, Slate and the Baltimore Sun.

Citron has been interviewed in articles and broadcasts in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Al-Jazeera America, Forbes, Barron's, Atlantic, Glamour, Shape, Self, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Slate, Newsweek, Associated Press, National Public Radio, ABC, CNN, CBS News, Fox News, Salon, Gawker, the Guardian and Walrus TV (Canada).

She is serving on California Attorney General Kamala Harris's Task Force Against Cyber Exploitation, and she is an adviser to American Law Institute's Restatement Third Information Privacy Principles Project.Citron 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. She is an advisor to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. She regularly contributes at Forbes.com and Concurring Opinions, a blog devoted to law, culture, and current events.

Citron testified at the House of Commons before the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combatting Anti-Semitism Task Force on Internet Hate, of which she is a member, and has submitted written testimony in support of privacy legislation.She has given talks at the Department of Homeland Security, National Network to End Domestic Violence, the Center on Democracy & Technology, the Free Expression Network, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Anti-Defamation League, International Network Against Cyber Hate and the New America Foundation, as well as at numerous universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, University of Chicago, New York University, Duke, Notre Dame, University of California at Berkeley, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Denver, University of Washington, Fordham, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee, Washington University, William & Mary and Emory.In December 2009, the Denver University Law Review devoted a conference to her work on cyber harassment entitled Cyber Civil Rights: New Challenges to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Information Age.


Contributions by Danielle Citron

  • Sextortion, Doxing, Cyberstalking, and the Real-World Harm of Data Insecurity
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • From the Game Changers
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2015