Nearly every day the news media carries stories about how much information the government compiles about the average citizen. As Daniel J. Solove writes in his new book Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security, many people say, "If you've got nothing to hide, you shouldn't worry about government surveillance." However, Solove argues that it should not be necessary to choose security over privacy.
In addition to giving an overview of the history of privacy law, he discusses the particular issues related to modern technology and the dangers of aggreagated data in modern society. He also reviews how pro-security experts can better protect individual privacy without giving up the protection of the general population.
Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is also Senior Policy Advisor at Hogan Lovells. Additionally, he is the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that helps schools develop a comprehensive privacy program. One of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, Solove is the author of numerous books, including Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip and Rumor in the Information Age (Yale 2007) (winner of the 2007 McGannon Award), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004).
Professor Solove is also an author of Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP 2011), a short guide to information privacy law. Additionally, he is also the author of a textbook, Information Privacy Law with Aspen Publishing Co. now in its third edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz. He is the author of several other textbooks, including Privacy and the Media (1st edition, Aspen Publishing Co. 2009) and Privacy, Information, and Technology (2nd edition, Aspen Publishing Co. 2009). He has published more than 40 articles and essays, which have appeared in leading law reviews. Solove has testified before Congress and has been involved as an expert and consultant in a number of high-profile privacy cases. He has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles.
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