John Soma

(303) 871-6295

Computers and the Law

Business Law
Intellectual Property
Corporations and Corporate Governance

B.A., 1970, Augustana College (Illinois)
M.A., Economics, J.D., 1973, Ph.D., Economics, 1975, University of Illinois

John T. Soma is the Executive Director of the University of Denver Privacy Foundation. After completing his PhD in economics in 1975, Soma served from 1976 to 1979 as trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington, D.C., where he was primarily assigned to the Department of Justice trial team in the U.S. v. IBM litigation. In 1979, he joined the University of Denver Sturm College of Law faculty. In addition to six books on computer law, Professor Soma has authored more than 40 professional articles in the computer law and privacy area.

Featured Publications

Privacy Law in a Nutshell, co-authored with Stephen D. Rynerson and Erica Kitaev, 2nd edition (Thomson/West Publishing) (March 2014).

Chasing the Clouds without Getting Drenched: A Call for Fair Practices in Cloud Computing Services, co-authored with Melody Mosley Gates, Maury Nichols, and Ana Guitierrez, 16 Journal of Technology Law and Policy 193 (2011).

Bit-Wise But Privacy Foolish: Smarter E-Messaging Technologies Call for a Return to Core Privacy Principles, co-authored with Melody Mosley Gates and Michael Smith, 20 Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology 487 (2010).

Corporate Privacy Trend: The “Value” of Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) Equals the “Value” of Financial Assets, 15 RICH. J.L. & TECH. 11 (2009) (co-author).

Privacy Law Nutshell, Thompson-West 2008.

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