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              The Center for American Progress


The Center for American Progress is a major think tank in Washington, D.C. whose mission is "as a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we aspire to ensure our national policies reflect these values." The President of CAP is John Podesta, who led the Obama-Biden Transition and was Chief of Staff to President Clinton during Swire’s time at the Office of Management and Budget.

Swire is now a Senior Fellow at CAP. He works on projects that combine his academic expertise with practical projects for policy change. Swire has worked at CAP on many issues including consumer protection, privacy, and computer and homeland security. His writings include:

“Stopping Foreclosures Amid Mortgage Modifications,” Center for American Progress, Nov. 19, 2010.

“Bankers Should Take Personal Responsibility for the Mortgage Mess,” Center for American Progress, Oct. 11, 2010.

“It’s Not the Campaign Any More: How the White House is Using Web 2.0 Technology So Far,” Center for American Progress, June 1, 2009.

“Six New Media Challenges: Legal and Policy Considerations for Federal Use of Web 2.0 Technology,” June 1, 2009.

“How to Buy Free Software: Procuring Web 2.0 Technology for the Federal Government,”
June 1, 2009.

“Comments on HHS Health Data Breach Guidelines,” May 22, 2009.

“Smart Grid, Smart Broadband, Smart Infrastructure,” April 8, 2009.

"White House 2.0," June 1, 2009.

"CAP Comments on HHS Health Data Breach Guidelines," May 22, 2009.

"Transparency Can Alleviate Systemic Risk," April 17, 2009.

"Idea of the Day: "Dig Once" for Smart Infrastructure," April 9, 2009.

"Idea of the Day: Anchor Tenants for Broadband Networks," April 8, 2009.

“Smart Grid, Smart Broadband, Smart Infrastructure,” April 8, 2009.

“The FTC @ 100 and the Future of Consumer Protection” October 30, 2008.

"McCain’s Privacy Paper Gets His Own Record Wrong", August 15, 2008.

“No, You Can't Search My Laptop” June 25, 2008.

"Message To The Federal Government: No, You Can’t Search My Laptop!" June 25, 2008.

“This Week in Congress 6.23.08 - 6.27.08” June 23, 2008.

“Protecting Personal Information: Is the Federal Government Doing Enough?” June 18, 2008.

“Improving Identification and Authentication” June 4, 2008.

“Idea of the Day: Due Diligence for Authentication Systems” June 3, 2008.

“A Progressive Framework for Bridging the ID Divide” June 2, 2008.

“Identification and Authentication Resource Page” June 2, 2008.

“The ID Divide: Addressing the Challenges of Identification and Authentication in American Society” June 2, 2008.

“No Cop on the Beat: Underenforcement in E-Commerce and Cybercrime” May 30, 2008.

“ADVISORY: A Progressive Framework for Bridging the ID Divide” May 22, 2008.

“Voter ID by the Numbers” May 14, 2008.

“The ID Divide” May 6, 2008.

“Online Behavioral Advertising: Moving the Discussion Forward to Possible Self-Regulatory Principles” April 10, 2008.

“A Broken Crystal Ball: Global Warming Solution Studies Will Overestimate Costs, Underestimate Benefits” February 26, 2008.

“Ask the Expert: Peter Swire on Privacy in Internet Mergers” February 11, 2008.

"Bush Administration Plans To Install Black Box Sensors On Private-Sector Computer Networks", February 5, 2008.

“Bush’s Budget Repeats Cybersecurity Mistakes” February 4, 2008.

“STATEMENT: Privacy Key to Yahoo Merger; Microsoft Bid Must Ensure Safeguards” February 1, 2008.

“Privacy Key to Yahoo Merger; Microsoft Bid Must Ensure Safeguards” February 1, 2008.

“Google and Privacy: Merger with DoubleClick Prompts New Privacy Guidelines” December 20, 2007.

“We Are the Web” December 18, 2007.

“Protecting Consumers: Privacy Matters in Antitrust Analysis” October 19, 2007.

“This Week in Congress: 10.8.07-10.12.07” October 9, 2007.

“Better Technology, Better Care” June 19, 2007.

“Reining in Use of NSLs” June 7, 2007.

“Improper Use of National Security Letters by the FBI” April 11, 2007.

“Rein in Warrantless Searches: Congress Must Set Limits on FBI” March 9, 2007.

“Funding the FTC” February 26, 2007.

“Transparency in Jeopardy” February 20, 2007.

“A Question of Impartiality” August 31, 2006.

“The Internet and the Future of Consumer Protection” July 24, 2006.

“Consumers are King” June 20, 2006.

“Is Data Retention Secure?” June 12, 2006.

“Oversight Hearing on 'Personal Information Acquired by the Government From Information Resellers: Is There Need for Improvement'” April 4, 2006.

“New Ways to Stop Phishing” March 27, 2006.

“Legal FAQs on NSA Wiretaps” January 26, 2006.

“Extend the PATRIOT Act to Improve It” December 22, 2005.

“Time to Stop Playing Politics with the Patriot Act” December 16, 2005.

“Still Not Too Late to Fix Flawed PATRIOT Deal” December 9, 2005.

“Justice Department Opinion Undermines Protection of Medical Privacy” June 7, 2005.

“The Wrong Civil Liberties Board” September 1, 2004.




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