Peter P. Swire
Peter P. Swire is the C. William O’Neill Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University. 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. 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 until August, 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, including extensive work on its de-identification provisions. 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.