Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor, in the Law and Ethics
Peter Swire is a leading privacy and cyberlaw scholar and government leader. In 2012, he was named 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.
Swire has twice served in the White House as a policy official. His activities included being White House coordinator for the proposed and final 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. In addition to technology issues, he worked extensively on housing and housing finance issues.