Peter Swire is senior counsel on Alston & Bird’s Privacy, Cyber & Data Strategy Team, and research director of the Cross-Border Data Forum.
In 2019, the Future of Privacy Forum honored him for Outstanding Academic Scholarship. In 2018, he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for his project on cross-border data flows. In 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (with over 70,000 members) awarded Peter its annual Privacy Leadership Award. Peter served as one of five members of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, formed after the Edward Snowden revelations. Under President Clinton, Peter was the chief privacy counselor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. His responsibilities included White House lead on the HIPAA Privacy Rule, chairing a White House task force on how to update wiretap laws for the Internet, and serving on the negotiating team for the Safe Harbor agreement with the European Union. He served under President Obama as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.
Peter is the J.Z. Liang Chair in the Georgia Tech School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, a professor of Law & Ethics in the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, and has an appointment by courtesy with the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy.