Ryan Calo

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Lane Powell & D. Wayne Gittinger Endowed Professorship
Associate Professor of Law

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Curriculum Vitae | SSRN author page

Representative Publications

Books or Treatises

Robot Law (Ryan Calo, A. Michael Froomkin & Ian Kerr eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016). 402 pages.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Ryan Calo, A Long-Standing Debate: Reflections on Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms by Daniel Solove and Danielle Keats Citron, 96 Tex. L. Rev. Online 59-62 (2018).

Ryan Calo, Artificial Intelligence Policy: A Primer and Roadmap, 51 UC Davis L. Rev. 399-435 (2017).

Ryan Calo & Alex Rosenblat, The Taking Economy: Uber, Information, and Power, 117 Colum. L. Rev. 1623-90 (2017).

Ryan Calo, Privacy, Vulnerability, and Affordance, 66 DePaul L. Rev. 591-604 (2017).

Ryan Calo, Robots as Legal Metaphors, 30 Harv. J. L. & Tech. 209-37 (2016).

Jan Whittington, Ryan Calo, Mike Simon, Jesse Woo, Meg Young & Peter Schmiedeskamp, Push, Pull, and Spill: A Transdisciplinary Case Study in Municipal Open Government, 30 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1899-1966 (2016).

Ryan Calo, Can Americans Resist Surveillance?, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 23-43 (2016) (invited).

Ryan Calo, Privacy and Markets: A Love Story, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 649-90 (2016).

Ryan Calo, For Whom the Bell Trolls, B.U. L. Rev. Annex (Oct. 28, 2015).

Ryan Calo, Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 513-63 (2015).

Ryan Calo, Privacy Harm Exceptionalism, 12 Colo. Tech. L. J. 361-64 (2014) (invited).

Ryan Calo, Digital Market Manipulation, 82 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 995-1051 (2014).

Ryan Calo, Communications Privacy for and by Whom?, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 231 (2014) (in response to Orin S. Kerr, The Next Generation Communications Privacy Act, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 373 (2014)).

Ryan Calo, Essay, Code, Nudge, or Notice?, 99 Iowa L. Rev. 773-802 (2014).

Ryan Calo, Consumer Subject Review Boards: A Thought Experiment, 66 Stan. L. Rev. Online 97-102 (2013).

M. Ryan Calo, Against Notice Skepticism in Privacy (and Elsewhere), 87 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1027-72 (2012).

M. Ryan Calo, Privacy's Broken Windows: An Invitation to Professor Abril, 1 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 69 (2011).

M. Ryan Calo, The Drone as Privacy Catalyst, 64 Stan. L. Rev. Online 29 (2011).

M. Ryan Calo, Essay, The Boundaries of Privacy Harm, 86 Ind. L.J. 1131-62 (2011).

M. Ryan Calo, Open Robotics, 70 Md. L. Rev. 571-613 (2011).

M. Ryan Calo, People Can Be So Fake: A New Dimension to Privacy and Technology Scholarship, 114 Penn St. L. Rev. 809-55 (2010).

M. Ryan Calo, Note, Scylla or Charybdis: Navigating the Jurisprudence of Visual Clutter, 103 Mich. L. Rev. 1877-98 (2005).

Book Chapters

Ryan Calo, Robot-Sized Gaps in Surveillance Law, in Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions 41-45 (Marc Rotenberg et al. eds., The New Press 2015).

M. Ryan Calo, Robots and Privacy, in Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics 187-202 (Patrick Lin et al. eds., MIT Press 2012).

Professional Publications

Tamara Bonaci, Ryan Calo & Howard Jay Chizeck, App Stores for the Brain: Privacy and Security in Brain-Computer Interfaces, IEEE Tech. & Soc'y Mag., June 2015, at 32-39.


Matthew Bellinger, Ryan Calo, Brooks Lindsay, Emily McReynolds, Mackenzie Olson, Gaites Swanson, Boyang Sa & Feiyang Sun, Driverless Seattle: How Cities Can Plan for Automated Vehicles (2017). 19 pages.

Ryan Calo et al., Augmented Reality: A Technology and Policy Primer (2015). 12 pages.

Ryan Calo, The Case for a Federal Robotics Commission, Brookings Institution (Sept. 2014). 17 pages.

Works in Progress

Ryan Calo, Robots in American Law, Soc. Sci. Res. Network (Feb. 24, 2016) (U. of Wash. Sch. of Law Res. Paper No. 2016-4).

Victoria Groom & M. Ryan Calo, Reversing the Privacy Paradox: An Experimental Study, Soc. Sci. Res. Network (Sept. 25, 2011).

Sven A. Beiker & Ryan Calo, Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving, Soc. Sci. Res. Network (Oct. 1, 2010).


Ryan Calo, When a Robot Kills, Is It Murder or Product Liability?, Slate (Apr. 26, 2016, 10:10 AM).

Franziska Roesner et al., Augmented Reality: Hard Problems of Law and Policy, Proc. UbiComp '14 (Sept. 2014). 6 pages.

Ryan Calo, Tiny Salespeople: Mediated Transactions and the Internet of Things, IEEE Security & Privacy, Sept.-Oct. 2013, at 70-72.

M. Ryan Calo, Peeping Hals, 175 Artificial Intelligence 940-41 (2011).

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