Danielle Citron's portrait

Danielle Citron

Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law
B.A. Duke University (1990)
J.D. Fordham University (1994)
School of Law


Privacy is not a privilege. It is a human and moral right. This principle guides privacy expert Danielle Citron in every aspect of her work. At UVA, in addition to teaching, Citron serves as the inaugural director of the LawTech Center, a new scholarly hub that focuses on critical issues at the intersection of law and technology, and co-host of the podcast “Common Law.” Her latest book, The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity and Love in the Digital Age, was published in fall 2022 and examines the pervasive assault on privacy by the individuals, companies, and governments that seek to exploit our personal data. In April 2023, Citron was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.