Swire

Peter
Swire
Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor, Law and Ethics Program, Georgia Institute of Technology

Peter Swire in 2013 joined the Scheller College of Business of the Georgia Institute of Technology as the Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor, in the Law and Ethics Program. At Georgia Tech, he has appointments by courtesy with the College of Computing and School of Public Policy. Previously, Swire was the C. William O’Neill Professor of Law at the Ohio State University.

Swire has been a leading privacy and cyber law scholar, government leader, and practitioner since the rise of the Internet in the 1990s. In 2013, he served as one of five members of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. Prior to that, he was co-chair of the global Do Not Track process for the World Wide Web Consortium. He is a Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress and the Future of Privacy Forum, and a Policy Fellow with the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Under President Clinton, Swire was the Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. He is the only person to date to have U.S. government-wide responsibility for privacy policy. In that role, his activities included being White House coordinator for the HIPAA medical privacy rules, chairing a White House task force on how to update wiretap laws for the Internet age, and helping negotiate the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor agreement for trans-border data flows. Under President Obama, he served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.

Swire is author of five books and numerous scholarly papers. He has testified often before the Congress and quoted regularly in the press. Swire has served on privacy and security advisory boards for companies including Google, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft. Swire graduated from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and the Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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