Faculty and Staff


Dennis Hirsch

Director, Program on Data and Governance
Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law
Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
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Professor Hirsch’s research interests lie at the intersection of governance theory and information privacy law. He writes extensively about European data protection law, comparative information privacy law, and the instructive similarities between environmental law and privacy regulation. In 2010, he served as a Fulbright Senior Professor at the University of Amsterdam where he produced a leading study on collaborative Dutch data protection regulation. Professor Hirsch has published articles in the Illinois Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Administrative Law Review and numerous other law journals. He is the co-author (with Jerry Anderson) of Environmental Law Practice: Problems and Exercises for Skills Development (Carolina Academic Press), a textbook adopted at over thirty law schools. At Moritz, he teaches courses on Information Privacy Law, Big Data Law and Policy, and Environmental Law. Full bio.


Gillian Thomson

Program Assistant
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