Peter Swire
J.Z. Liang Chair in the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy

Research Areas:
Privacy and Cybersecurity; Intellectual Property; Law of Cyberspace


Peter Swire has been a leading privacy and cyberlaw scholar, government leader, and practitioner since the rise of the Internet in the 1990’s. Swire came to the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013, where he is the J.Z. Liang Chair in the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, in the Georgia Tech College of Computing. He is also Professor of Law and Ethics in the Scheller College of Business, and has an appointment by courtesy with the School of Public Policy. He is Senior Counsel with Alston & Bird, LLP and Research Director of the Cross-Border Data Forum.

Swire 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. He is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum, and has served on the National Academy of Sciences & Engineering Forum on Cyber Resilience.

Under President Clinton, Swire was the Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the first person to have U.S. government-wide responsibility for privacy policy. Under President Obama, he was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.