About this Issue
FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire plays a lead role in efforts to ensure law enforcement and surveillance take into account privacy and rights of the individual. FPF supports Professor Swire’s work and our staff collaborate with him and his team at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he is the Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Scheller College of Business. Professor Swire has been a recognized leader in privacy, cybersecurity, and the law of cyberspace for well over a decade, as a scholar, government official, and participant in numerous policy, public interest, and business settings.
From 2009 to 2010 Professor Swire was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, serving in the National Economic Council under Lawrence Summers. From 1999 to early 2001 Professor Swire served as the Clinton Administration’s Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, as the only person to date to have government-wide responsibility for privacy issues.
- US Surveillance Law, Safe Harbour and Reforms Since 2013 in Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy (Dan Svantesson & Dariusz Kloza ed.) (Intersentia 2017).
- “Why Both the EU and the U.S. are “Stricter” than Each Other for the Privacy of Government Requests for Information,” Emory Law Journal (2017), Peter Swire & DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo.
- Why Cross-Border Government Requests for Data Will Keep Becoming More Important Lawfare, May 23, 2017.
- Why CISOs Should Care About Developments in the EU National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) Blog, Apr. 18, 2017.
- “High Level Policy Hearing: Building a European Data Economy” presented before European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission, Mar. 28, 2017.
- “European Union, U.S. agree on ‘Privacy Shield’ to protect data transfers” Georgia Tech Amplifier, Feb. 2, 2016.
- “US Surveillance Law, Safe Harbor, and Reforms Since 2013” presented before the Belgian Privacy Authority’s Forum on “The Consequences of the Judgment in the Schrems Case,” Dec. 18, 2015.
- “Solving the Unsolvable on Safe Harbor – The Role of Independent DPAs” IAPP Privacy Perspectives, Oct. 13, 2015.
- Question for the Record from Sen. Grassley about Encryption Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Jul. 27, 2015.
- Testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on “Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy” Washington, DC, July, 2015.
- The USA Freedom Act, the President’s Review Group, and the Biggest Intelligence Reform in 40 Years IAPP Privacy Tracker, Jun. 8, 2015.
- Testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on “A Status Update on the Development of Voluntary Do-Not-Track Standards” April, 2013.
- Testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on “State of Federal Privacy and Data Security Law: Lagging Behind the Times?” July, 2012.
- “De-Identification and the Privacy Multistakeholder Process,” comments to the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Apr. 6 2012.
- Statement on the Administration’s Privacy Report Feb. 23, 2012.
- “Smart Grid, Smart Broadband, Smart Infrastructure,” Center for American Progress, Apr. 8, 2009.
To view more of Professor Swire’s work, please visit peterswire.net.