Woodrow Hartzog

Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Professor of Law and Computer Science

416 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

United States

http://https://www.northeastern.edu/law/faculty/directory/hartzog.html

Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)

416 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

United States

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Affiliate Scholar

Palo Alto, CA

United States

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/profile/woodrow-hartzog

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

The FTC and the New Common Law of Privacy

114 Columbia Law Review 583 (2014), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-120, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-120
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 21 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2014
Daniel J. Solove and Woodrow Hartzog
George Washington University Law School and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 5,970 (1,260)
Citation 21

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privacy, FTC, administrative law, common law, contract, data security, deception, unfairness, COPPA, FCRA, GLBA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Safe Harbor, FTC Act, Section 5

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The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying with All Laws and Regulations

19 Green Bag 2d 223 (2016), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-16, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-16
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2020
Daniel J. Solove and Woodrow Hartzog
George Washington University Law School and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 3,363 (3,390)

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legal compliance, regulation, theory of law, legal harmonization

3.

The Scope and Potential of FTC Data Protection

83 George Washington Law Review 2230 (2015), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-40, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-40
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 01 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2016
Woodrow Hartzog and Daniel J. Solove
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences and George Washington University Law School
Downloads 1,511 (12,797)
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FTC, Federal Trade Commission, privacy, data security, Wyndham, LabMD, FTCA, Section 5, deception, unfairness

4.

Taking Trust Seriously in Privacy Law

19 Stanford Technology Law Review 431 (2016)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2017
Neil M. Richards and Woodrow Hartzog
Washington University School of Law and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 1,266 (16,861)
Citation 10

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privacy, trust, big data, data security, consumer protection, confidentiality, loyalty, fiduciary

5.

Anonymization and Risk

91 Washington Law Review 703 (2016), NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-36
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Ira Rubinstein and Woodrow Hartzog
New York University (NYU) - Information Law Institute and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 1,266 (16,861)

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Privacy, anonymization, deidentification, data release, risk, data security, open data

6.

Obscurity and Privacy

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Technology (Joseph Pitt & Ashley Shew, eds., 2014 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 May 2014
Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog
Rochester Institute of Technology - Department of Philosophy and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 1,219 (17,842)

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The Case for Online Obscurity

101 California Law Review 1 (2013)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 May 2010 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog and Frederic D. Stutzman
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
Downloads 865 (29,522)
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privacy, obscurity, law

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Privacy's Constitutional Moment and the Limits of Data Protection

61 Boston College Law Review 1687 (2020)
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 24 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2020
Woodrow Hartzog and Neil M. Richards
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Washington University School of Law
Downloads 864 (29,585)
Citation 1

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privacy, GDPR, trust, fair information practices, privacy reform, CCPA, data protection, consumer protection

9.

The FTC and Privacy and Security Duties for the Cloud

13 BNA Privacy & Security Law Report 577 (2014), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-28, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-28
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 15 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014
Daniel J. Solove and Woodrow Hartzog
George Washington University Law School and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 802 (32,843)

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privacy, data security, cloud, contract, FTC, Federal Trade Commission, consumer protection law

10.

The Public Information Fallacy

98 Boston University Law Review 459 (2019)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 11 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 04 May 2019
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 659 (42,834)

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public, private, obscurity, trust, surveillance, Fourth Amendment, torts

11.

Unfair and Deceptive Robots

74 Maryland Law Review 785 (2015)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 May 2015 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 637 (44,841)

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robots, privacy, FTC, consumer protection, data security, advertising, marketing

12.

Website Design as Contract

60 American University Law Review 1635 (2011)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 616 (46,838)
Citation 1

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contracts, privacy, internet, cyberlaw, websites, terms of use, privacy policies

13.

Boundary Regulation in Social Media

In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, New York, NY, USA, 2012 (pp. 769--778). ACM
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2013
Frederic D. Stutzman and Woodrow Hartzog
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 601 (48,389)
Citation 8

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privacy, online communities, social media

14.

Privacy's Trust Gap

126 Yale Law Journal 1180 (2017), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper 17-02-04
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2017
Neil M. Richards and Woodrow Hartzog
Washington University School of Law and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 528 (57,045)

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Privacy, Trust, Security, Surveillance, Data Protection, Obfuscation, Obscurity, Technoogy

15.

Should the FTC Kill the Password? The Case for Better Authentication

14 Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report 1353 (2015), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-33, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-33
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2015
Daniel J. Solove and Woodrow Hartzog
George Washington University Law School and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 500 (61,065)

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data security, cybersecurity, FTC, authentication, password, two factor authentication

16.

Obscurity by Design

88 Washington Law Review 385 (2013)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog and Frederic D. Stutzman
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
Downloads 411 (77,765)

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privacy, obscurity, design, social media, contracts, privacy by design

17.

The Internet of Heirlooms and Disposable Things

17 North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology 581 (2016)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Jun 2016
Woodrow Hartzog and Evan Selinger
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Rochester Institute of Technology - Department of Philosophy
Downloads 410 (77,765)
Citation 1

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privacy, security, internet of things, design, data

18.

The Pathologies of Digital Consent

96 Washington University Law Review 1461 (2019)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 May 2019 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2019
Neil M. Richards and Woodrow Hartzog
Washington University School of Law and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 403 (79,314)

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privacy, trust, consent, choice, data protection, contracts, privacy paradox

19.

Chain-Link Confidentiality

46 Georgia Law Review 657 (2012)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 361 (90,095)

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confidentiality, privacy, Internet, contracts, data, disclosure

20.

Trusting Big Data Research

65 DePaul Law Review 579 (2017), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-01-02
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Neil M. Richards and Woodrow Hartzog
Washington University School of Law and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 343 (95,480)

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Privacy, Trust, Security Big Data, Institutional Review Boards, Loyalty

21.

The Inadequate, Invaluable Fair Information Practices

76 Maryland Law Review 952 (2017), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 301-2017
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 316 (104,597)

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22.

Surveillance as Loss of Obscurity

72 Washington and Lee Law Review 1343 (2015)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Jan 2016
Woodrow Hartzog and Evan Selinger
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Rochester Institute of Technology - Department of Philosophy
Downloads 305 (109,469)

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surveillance, privacy, obscurity, theory

23.

Promises and Privacy: Promissory Estoppel and Confidential Disclosure in Online Communities

82 Temple Law Review 891 (2009)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 277 (120,465)

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privacy, confidentiality, online communities, social network sites, cyberlaw, technology, disclosure

24.

Reviving Implied Confidentiality

89 Indiana Law Journal 763 (2014)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 241 (138,956)

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confidentiality, implied confidentiality, privacy, contract, Internet

25.

The Inconsentability of Facial Surveillance

66 Loyola Law Review 101 (2019)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Apr 2020
Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog
Rochester Institute of Technology - Department of Philosophy and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 194 (170,648)

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surveillance, privacy, facial recognition, consent

26.

The Fight to Frame Privacy

111 Michigan Law Review 1021 (2013)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 193 (171,457)

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privacy, security, confidentiality, Fourth Amendment

27.

The Upside of Deep Fakes

78 Maryland Law Review 960 (2019), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 356-2019
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Sep 2019
Jessica M. Silbey and Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University - School of Law and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 180 (182,538)

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privacy, democracy, education law, media law, copyright, civil rights, information law, first amendment

28.

Social Data

74 Ohio State Law Journal 995 (2013)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 154 (208,689)

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privacy, social media, data, fair information practice principles

29.

The Case Against Idealising Control

4 European Data Protection Law Review 423 (2018)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 31 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2019
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 129 (240,500)
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control, privacy, data protection, GDPR, ePrivacy, privacy by design

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Body Cameras and the Path to Redeem Privacy Law

96 North Carolina Law Review 1257 (2018)
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Nov 2018
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 108 (273,768)

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Privacy, Technology, Data, Surveillance, Fourth Amendment

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Gaining Momentum: A Review of Recent Developments Surrounding the Expansion of the Copyright Misuse Doctrine and Analysis of the Doctrine in its Current Form

10 Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review 373 (2004)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 79 (334,306)

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copyright misuse, antitrust, copyright, cyberlaw, licensing, technology

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Falling on Deaf Ears: Is the 'Fail-Safe' Triennial Exemption Provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Effective in Protecting Fair Use?

12 Journal of Intellectual Property Law 309 (2005)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 60 (387,538)

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copyright, drm, dmca, fair use, anticircumvention, triennial rulemaking

33.

A Duty of Loyalty for Privacy Law

Number of pages: 66
Neil M. Richards and Woodrow Hartzog
Washington University School of Law and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
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privacy, data, surveillance, loyalty, fiduciary, torts, harm, care, data protection, technology, internet

34.

Big Data in Small Hands

66 Stanford Law Review Online 81 (2013)
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog and Evan Selinger
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Rochester Institute of Technology - Department of Philosophy

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privacy, big data, obscurity

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The New Price to Play: Are Passive Online Media Users Bound by Terms of Use?

15 Communication Law and Policy 405 (2010)
Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences

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Contract, Terms of Use, Online Agreement

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The Privacy Box: A Software Proposal

14 First Monday (November 2009)
Posted: 04 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2017
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences

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privacy, confidentiality, online communities, social network sites, cyberlaw, technology, disclosure