Peter P. Swire

Peter SwirePeter P. Swire is the Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor at the Scheller College of Business of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum, and also a fellow with the Center for American Progress and Center for Democracy and Technology. In November, 2012 he was named the co-chair of the Tracking Protection Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium, the Do Not Track process. He 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. Among his other activities when at OMB, Swire was the White House coordinator for the HIPAA Medical Privacy Rule and chaired a White House Working Group on how to update wiretap laws for the Internet age. Professor Swire is lead author of the official texts for the Foundations and U.S. Law examinations for Certified Information Privacy Professionals. Many of his writings appear at