Introducing Guest Blogger Peter Swire

I’m delighted to introduce as a guest blogger Professor Peter Swire, who is the C. William O’Neill Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University.  Professor Swire is a fellow with the Center for American Progress and Center for Democracy and Technology and heads a program on government access to personal information for the Future of Privacy Forum.

Professor Swire is a change maker, indeed.  In 2009-2010, 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, the only person to date to have government-wide responsibility for privacy issues. In that role, he was the White House coordinator for the proposed and final HIPAA medical privacy rules and chaired a White House task force on how to update wiretap laws for the Internet age. He also participated in the negotiation of the Safe Harbor agreement for trans-border data flows between the EU and the United States.

Professor Swire’s current writing projects include:

Encryption and Globalization, forthcoming Columbia Journal of Science and Technology.

Social Networks, Privacy, and Freedom of Association: Data Protection vs. Data Empowerment,” forthcoming University of North Carolina Law Review.

“From Real-Time Intercepts to Stored Records: Why Encryption Drives the Government to Seek Access to the Cloud,” forthcoming in International Data Privacy Law (Oxford U. Press).

Co-author with Annie Antón and other computer scientists, of “A Legal Cross-References Taxonomy for Reasoning about Compliance Requirements” and “A Legal Cross-References Taxonomy for Identifying Conflicting Software Requirements.”

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