Lawrence Cappello is an Assistant Professor of U.S. Legal and Constitutional History at the University of Alabama and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He received his PhD from the City University of New York.

He is the author of None of Your Damn Business: Privacy in the United States from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age (University of Chicago Press). His work on privacy law has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Hill, Vice News, and The Economist.

He consults with private and public organizations nationwide regarding corporate data privacy compliance and best practices.

None of Your Damn Business

“Cappello’s puckish sensibilities and engaging style dovetail wittily with his well-chosen and thoughtful examples, resulting in an academic text that any reader can appreciate. This book is a must-read for legislators, policymakers, and anyone curious about the ways their privacy could potentially be compromised by the government, the media, or data brokers.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Lawrence Cappello PhD, CIPP/US