Peter Swire, Huang Professor of Law and Ethics, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, and Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP

Peter Swire is the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, and senior counsel with Alston & Bird LLP. This March, he was awarded the Privacy Leadership Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. 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.

Swire was chief counselor for privacy in the Clinton administration, the only person to date to have U.S. government-wide responsibility for privacy policy. In that role, he was White House coordinator for the HIPAA Privacy Rule. He also served as special assistant to President Obama for economic policy. He is a senior fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum and a policy fellow with the Center for Democracy and Technology. Swire graduated from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and the Yale Law School.