Woodrow Hartzog


Northeastern University

Professor of Law and Computer Science

Woodrow Hartzog is a Professor of Law and Computer Science at Northeastern University School of Law and the College of Computer and Information Science. He is also an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. His research focuses on privacy, media, contracts, and robotics. His work has been published in numerous scholarly publications such as the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, and Michigan Law Review and popular publications such as BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Wired, Bloomberg, New Scientist, Slate, The Atlantic and The Nation. He has been quoted or referenced in numerous articles and broadcasts, including NPR, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. He holds a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an LL.M. in intellectual property from the George Washington University Law School and a J.D. from Stamford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He is the author of Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies, published in 2018 by Harvard University Press.


Contributions by Woodrow Hartzog

  • Face-off: Privacy versus facial recognition
    Speaker at Virtual Boston KnowledgeNet: December 9, 2020
  • Facial Recognition: Is banning this technology the only ethical use?
    Speaker at Virtual Salt Lake City KnowledgeNet: August 20, 2020
  • The Case Against Consent: Designing for Privacy
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • Welcome and Opening General Session
    Speaker at IAPP ANZ Summit 2019
  • Closing General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018