“ We should strive to craft our human information policy with legal rules that promote human flourishing, that promote human values, and more concretely, promote trust in the companies. ”
Professor Neil Richards holds the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he co-directs the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law. He 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. 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. Professor Richards serves on the board of the Future of Privacy Forum and is a member of the American Law Institute. He served as a law clerk to both William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States and Paul V. Niemeyer, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Professor Richards is the author of Why Privacy Matters (Oxford Press 2021) and Intellectual Privacy (Oxford Press 2015).