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Danielle K. Citron

Professor, University of Virginia School of Law

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Danielle K. Citron is the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law and Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law at UVA, where she writes and teaches about privacy, free expression and civil rights. Her scholarship and advocacy have been recognized nationally and internationally. In 2019, Citron was named a MacArthur Fellow based on her work on cyberstalking and intimate privacy. In 2024, she received the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Leadership Award and in 2015, the United Kingdom’s Prospect Magazine named her one of the Top 50 World Thinkers. In 2021, she was named the inaugural director of the school’s LawTech Center, which focuses on pressing questions in law and technology.

Her latest book, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age” (W.W. Norton and Penguin Vintage UK), was published in October 2022 and has been featured and excerpted in The New Yorker, Wired, Fortune, Library Journal, Guardian (UK), Prospect Magazine (UK) and The Times (UK). Amazon named her book in the Top 100 books of 2022. Her first book, “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace” (Harvard University Press, 2014), was widely praised in published reviews and named one of the 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014 by the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine. She has published more than 60 articles and essays, including in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, Boston University Law Review and Virginia Law Review, among others. Her scholarship has won professional awards from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and privacy think tank Future of Privacy, and been cited by state and federal courts. She has written more than 50 opinion pieces for major media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Guardian, Time, CNN and Slate.