Peter Swire

Peter Swire

Peter Swire

Peter P. Swire 

Peter 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 www.peterswire.net.

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Sep
30
Tue
Getting Proactive with COPPA Web...
Getting Proactive with COPPA Web...
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saira Nayak, TUNE’s Chief Privacy Officer, gives a review of recent FTC decisions finding app developers out of compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and helps you understand how you can proactively protect[...]
Oct
7
Tue
Measuring Student Engagement in ...
Measuring Student Engagement in ...
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Technology has brought promising advances to the classroom and it is here to stay. But how can you be sure that using electronic devices and implementing blended learning programs is going to help your students[...]
Oct
11
Sat
City by Numbers: Big Data and th... @ Pratt Institute
City by Numbers: Big Data and th... @ Pratt Institute
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Big Data—the exponential growth and availability of information—is one of the defining phenomena of our time. It affects us all on different levels – with far-reaching social, environmental, and governmental significance. To help make sense[...]
Oct
21
Tue
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw... @ Google
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw... @ Google
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
To mark its 43rd anniversary, Consumer Action’s Annual Awards Reception on October 21, 2014, will celebrate the theme of “Train the Trainer.” Through the power of individual and small group trainings, Consumer Action each year is[...]
Oct
29
Wed
Big Data and Privacy: Navigating... @ Schulze Hall
Big Data and Privacy: Navigating... @ Schulze Hall
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The rapid emergence of “big data” has created many benefits and risks for businesses today. As data is collected, stored, analyzed, and deployed for various business purposes, it is particularly important to develop responsible data[...]
Jan
28
Wed
all-day Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day
Jan 28 all-day
“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first[...]

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