Danielle Keats Citron: First Amendment Day Keynote Address

Date(s) - 09/29/2015
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Room 111, Carroll Hall

danielle-citronThe 2015 keynote speaker will be Danielle Keats Citron, author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, a Harvard University Press book. Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar nominated her book as one of the top 20 “Best Moments for Women” in 2014.

One reviewer said of Citron’s book: “Citron addresses a significant, timely topic in this impressively comprehensive, expertly researched book. Drawing upon leading legal and sociological works, the author explores the nature and consequences of cyber harassment and cyber stalking. Citron’s approach is particularly effective because she introduces a series of actual cases in which victims’ lives and livelihoods have been damaged by deliberate, malicious invasions of privacy over the Internet. In addressing legal remedies for digital hate attacks, Citron invokes lessons from the civil, women’s, and employee rights movements. Moreover, she emphasizes ways in which victims can employ civil and criminal legal means of catching and punishing perpetrators of these crimes. . . . An excellent analysis of the social impact of Internet hate crimes” (Lynne Maxwell, Library Journal, Sept. 15, 2014).

Professor Citron is the Lois K. Macht Research Professor & Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Her work focuses on information privacy, cyber law, automated systems, and civil rights. She has published extensively in law reviews and frequently writes for popular media, including the Atlantic, New York Times, and Slate.

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