Woodrow Hartzog is a Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. He is also an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, a non-resident fellow at the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, and an external affiliate of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern University.
Dr. Hartzog is internationally recognized for his work in privacy and technology law. He has been influential in the debate over privacy and surveillance rules and in the creation and enforcement of information and technology laws. His research and publications focus on the complex problems that arise when people, organizations, and governments use powerful new technologies to collect, analyze and share human information.
Professor Hartzog's work has been published in numerous scholarly publications such as the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, California Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, and Michigan Law Review and popular national publications such as BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Wired, Bloomberg, New Scientist, Slate, The Atlantic and The Nation. He has testified multiple times before Congress on data protection issues and served as a commissioner on the Massachusetts Special Commission on Facial Recognition. 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 Samford 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 and Breached! How Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It (with Daniel Solove), published in 2022 by Oxford University Press.
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