The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), among its 20,000 members, honored Peter Swire, an expert on privacy and cyber security and a professor of law, with the 2015 Privacy Leadership Award. Swire was recognized for his continued commitment to the privacy field in tackling emerging privacy and security issues in public policy, academia and industry.
Swire accepted the award at the IAPP’s annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, where privacy professionals from around the world gathered to listen to renowned privacy experts speak and share insights on timely privacy topics, challenges and inventive concepts for continuing to move the profession ahead. The award is given annually by the IAPP, which now has over 20,000 members, to a trailblazer in the field of privacy and data protection, whose ongoing commitment to develop security and privacy best practices advances the growth and visibility of the privacy profession.
“Peter Swire has been a recognized leader in the privacy space during his esteemed career both as a professor at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions and also as a member of the Clinton and Obama administrations,” IAPP President and CEO Trevor Hughes, CIPP, said. “It is with great pleasure that we recognize his commitment to the field of privacy.”
“In our data-driven age, privacy is the way we govern the data about ourselves. It is with great gratitude that I accept this award from the IAPP, which is the centerpiece organization for the rapidly growing field of privacy professionals. I look forward to continuing my work to assure the dignity of how personal data is used, while also enabling the many good and necessary uses of such data.”