The publications, along with some unpublished pieces, of current CPP Director, Dr. Richard Sobel, are listed below. These resources are available to provide examples of academic works and media articles in the field of privacy.


Air Travel Rights | Pedestrian ID | National ID | Voter ID | Citizenship, Identification and Immigration | Privacy, Human Rights, and Anti-Terrorism | Medical Privacy

Air Travel Rights
The Right to Travel and Privacy: Intersecting Fundamental Freedoms John Marshall Journal of Information Technology and Privacy Law, Summer 2014
The Right To Travel: A Fundamental Right Of Citizenship with Ramon L. Torres, Journal of Transporation Law, Logistics, & Policy, Spring 2013 
Letter to the Editor, on "Airplane Security and Dignity" Privacy Journal, February 2010
Passengers' birth date and their sex listed on reservations must match ID by Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune, March 9, 2009
We Can Protect Airplanes and Privacy Better with Robert E. Smith, Unpublished, December 31, 2009
Travelers Face Extra Scrutiny at Airports; U.S. criticized for profiling program by Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune, January 13,  2004
U.S. to Colour-code Air Travelers for Security Checks: Passengers will be tagged according to perceived threat by David Rennie, The Daily Telegraph (England), January 13, 2004
U.S. to Push Airlines for Passenger Records: Travel database to rate security risk factors by Sara K. Goo, Washington Post, January 12, 2004
Pedestrian ID Issues
Further Down the Road with Hiibel: Pedestrians to Passengers Search and Seizure Law Report, Vol. 35:4, April 2008
Troubles with Hiibel: How the Court Inverted the Relationship Between Citizens and the State bepress Legal Series, 2006
Compelled Identification Schemes are Historically Harmful  in Privacyactivism et al.,Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Hiibel v. Nevada, December 15, 2003.
Voter ID Issues
Voter ID issues in Political Science and Politics guest editor, including “Editor’s Introduction,” PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 42: No. 1, January 2009.
Demands for Voter Identification Require a Constitutional Standard of Reasonable Suspicion of Illegal Activity with Robert Ellis Smith, in Sobel (2009)
Voter-ID Laws Discourage Participation, Particularly among Minorities, and Trigger a Constitutional Remedy in Lost Representation with Robert Ellis Smith, in Sobel (2009)
Why should you fill out those green-and-white census forms? with Maia H. Harris, Cambridge Chronicle, June 8, 2008
Voter ID fallacies Chicago Tribune Online, May 9, 2008
The Need for Constitutional Standards for Voter Identification Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court with Cyber Privacy Project et al., in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board,, December 2007
National ID Issues
New ID Rules Would Threaten Citizens' Rights, June 13, 2013
License to Spy, A national drivers license—in reality a national ID card—would let the government track and restrict all our movements Boston Phoenix, April 22, 2005
Your Travel Pass, Please: National license a danger to basic freedoms Cambridge Chronicle Online, March 10, 2005
"Why a National ID Is a Bad Idea: A Policy Analysis Unpublished, March 15, 2003
The Degradation of Political Identity under a National Identification System Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law, Winter 2002
The Demeaning of Identity and Personhood in National Identification Systems Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Spring 2002
Why A National ID is a Bad Idea Unpublished, October 25, 2001
Not for Identification Purposes: National Identity numbers don't belong in an open society Berkman Center Filter, August 12, 1998
Citizenship, Identification and Immigration Issues
New ID Rules Would Threaten Citizens' Rights, June 13, 2013
Citizenship as Foundation TriQuarterly, Summer 2008
U.S. Immigration Policy in an Age of Rights Debra L. DeLaet, Political Science Quarterly, Winter 2001-02
Immigration and Identification: Interview with Alan Simpson Migration World, Vol. 24:3, Summer 2001
On Personhood Rights, An Interview with Visiting Professor Richard Sobel Northwestern Chronicle, December 2007
Medical Privacy and Confidentiality
One Sentence: Privacy Rights with Dr. Thomas Gutheil, Harvard University, July 23, 2010
The HIPAA Paradox: The Privacy Rule That is Not Hastings Center Report, July/August 2007
A Regimen to Keep the High Court Healthy with Kevin R. Loughlin, M.D., Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Volume: 151 Issue: 168, August 26, 2005
The Health of the Supreme Court: To Prevent Crisis, We Need Policy to Deal with Ill Justices with Kevin R. Laughlin, MD, Chicago Tribune, July 3, 2005, 2:1.
Confidentiality and Consent in PIPATL et al, Amicus Brief to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Citizens for Health v. Thompson, September 1, 2004
Privacy and Cyber/Spaces: Medical and Other Cases Harvard University, January 2004
Maintaining Informed Consent for Doctor-Patient Confidentiality: More Serious Failings in the HHS Medical Records Regulations Journal of Biolaw and Business, Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 2003
Rules Let Marketers See Patient Data, Campaign afoot to give patients right to block release of files by Diane Lewis, Boston Globe, April 19, 2003
Protecting Privacy in the Behavioral Genetics Era ABA Mental Health Law & Disability Report, September/October 2003
A New Wound to Medical Privacy Los Angeles Times,, August 23, 2002
No Privacy for All? Serious Failings in the HHS Medical Records Regulations Journal of Biolaw and Business, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2002.
Ban Genetic Discrimination with Dr. Harold Bursztaj, Boston Globe, August 7, 2000
Accountability without health care databanks with Harold Bursztajn, Health Affairs, 1998:17(6):252-253
Interviews, Presentations, and Appearances

Secure Flight: "CPP Adviser to Appear on NBC Chicago Segment on 'Secure Flight'", NBC Chicago, August 11, 2009
Secure Flight: "Secure Flight", Progressive Radio Network, June 12, 2009

Medical Privacy: "Greater Boston with Emily Rooney", WGBH, November 14, 2002

Medical Privacy: "Talk of the Nation" with Neal Conan, August 12, 2002

Medical Privacy: "Odyssey" with Gretchen Helfrich, WBEZ Chicago, September 19, 2000
Privacy Issues: "Odyssey" with Gretchen Helfrich, WBEZ Chicago, May 1, 2000

The Bill of Rights: WOMR Radio, December 18, 1996