Elizabeth and Thomas Holder Chair
Professor of Law and Ethics
Department: Scheller College of Business
Colleges / Universities: Georgia Tech
800 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Website: Georgia Tech faculty page
Peter P. Swire is Professor of Law and Ethics and the Elizabeth and Thomas Holder Chair at the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Professor Swire is Associate Director for Policy of the Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security and Privacy. He has appointments by courtesy with the College of Computing and School of Public Policy. He is also Senior Counsel with Alston & Bird, LLP. Professor Swire has been a leading privacy and cyberlaw scholar, government leader, and practitioner since the rise of the Internet in the 1990’s.
In 2018, Swire was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for research on "Protecting Human Rights and National Security in the New Era of Data Nationalism." In 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals awarded him its Privacy Leadership Award. 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. He is Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum and a member of the National Academies' Forum on Cyber-Resiliency.
Swire is author of six books and numerous scholarly papers. He has testified often before the Congress, and been quoted regularly in the press.
J.D. Yale Law School, 1985
A.B. Princeton University, 1980