The Washington Post

Peter Swire

Former White House Privacy official, current Chair of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Do Not Track Process, Tracking Protection Working Group

In August, Peter Swire will move to the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, from his present position as the C. William O’Neill Professor of Law at the Ohio State University. He currently co-chairs the Do Not Track standards process of the W3C.
Swire is Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum and the Center for American Progress, and Policy Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Under President Clinton, Swire served as 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 policy. His activities there included being White House coordinator for the HIPAA medical privacy rule and chairing a White House working group on how to update wiretap laws for the Internet.  In 2009 and 2010 Swire served as Special Assistant to President Obama for Economic Policy, serving in the National Economic Council with Lawrence Summers.

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