Richard Warner


Richard Warner is Professor Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is the Faculty Director of Chicago-Kent’s Center for Law and Computers, the co-founder and Director of the School of American Law, and the Head of the School of American Law, a Chicago-Kent affiliated program with several international branches. He is a member of the U.S. Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Taskforce. His research interests include privacy, the regulation of machine learning, and philosophical theories of communication. He has published extensively in the legal and philosophical literature. His most recent books, all co-authored with Robert H. Sloan, are Unauthorized Access: The Crisis in Online Privacy and Information Security (2013), Why Don’t We Defend Better? Data Breaches, Risk Management, And Public Policy (2019), and The Privacy Fix: How To Preserve Privacy In The Onslaught Of Surveillance (forthcoming 2020).

Selected Publications

  • The Ethics of the Algorithm: Autonomous Systems and the Wrapper of Human Control, 48 Cumberland Law Review 1 (2018) (with Robert H. Sloan).
  • The Self, the Stasi, the NSA: Privacy, Knowledge, and Complicity in the Surveillance State, 17 Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology 347 (2016) (with Robert H. Sloan).
  • Undermined Norms: The Corrosive Effect of Information Processing Technology on Informational Privacy, 55 Saint Louis University Law Journal 1047 (2011).
  • Surveillance and the Self: Privacy, Identity, and Technology, 54 DePaul Law Review 847 (2005).
Richard Warner

Professor of Law

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    565 W. Adams St., Room 845. Chicago, IL 60661 Curriculum Vitae, SSRN Author Page Course Site: Contracts


  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Stanford University

Affiliated Programs

J.D. Certificate Program in Intellectual Property Law Project Poland