Neil Richards

Koch Distinguished Professor in Law

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Biography

Neil Richards is one of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, information law and freedom of expression. He writes, teaches and lectures about the regulation of the technologies powered by human information that are revolutionizing our society. Richards  co-directs the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law. He is also an affiliate scholar with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the Yale Information Society Project, a fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology and a consultant and expert in privacy cases. Richards serves on the board of the Future of Privacy Forum and is a member of the American Law Institute.

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Getting the First Amendment wrong

Getting the First Amendment wrong

If Clearview AI were to get its way, the only winner would be Clearview AI. And our privacy, our free speech, and American industry as a whole will be the losers.
The time for privacy reform is now

The time for privacy reform is now

America needs an internet privacy bill but Congressional inaction could force states into adopting an Americanized version of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. That’s a move that would be insufficient and ineffective, argues a leading privacy law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
It’s time to try something different on Internet privacy

It’s time to try something different on Internet privacy

It’s time to take a bold step forward. The United States has an opportunity to redefine itself as the country that protects the trust that people give to companies. By embracing trust, the United States can become a leader on privacy instead of following the path of false promises and diminishing returns.