Peter P. Swire

Peter Swire

Peter Swire is the Elizabeth and Tommy Holder Chair and Professor of Law and Ethics, at the Georgia Tech Scheller college of Business.  He is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum, a Member with the National Academy of Sciences & Engineering Forum on Cyber Resilience, and Research Director for the Cross-Border Data Forum.  He is Senior Counsel with Alston & Bird LLC.

In 2019, FPF honored Swire, at part of its 10th Anniversary, for “Outstanding Academic Scholarship.” In 2018, Swire was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for his project on cross-border data flows.  In 2015 the International Association of Privacy Professionals, among its over 40,000 members, awarded him its Privacy Leadership Award. 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.

Under President Clinton, Swire was the Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the first person to have had U.S. government-wide responsibility for privacy policy. Under President Obama, he served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. Among his many writings, Swire is lead author of the official text for U.S. privacy examination for Certified Information Privacy Professionals. Many of his writings appear at