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Jim serves as Senior Counsel to Alston & Bird, where he founded and led the privacy and security practice.  He is also President of Strategy Data, a consulting firm providing bespoke services to sophisticated players in the data space.

Kenesa Ahmad is a Partner and co-founder at Aleada Consulting, a privacy and security consulting firm. Prior to Aleada, Kenesa helped build the Promontory Financial Group (IBM) west coast privacy and data protection practice. Kenesa also served as a Legal and Policy Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and is a co-founder and a Board Member of Women in Security and Privacy (WISP).


Norman leads Microsoft’s global law enforcement and national security public policy and compliance efforts. He is responsible for coordinating Microsoft’s worldwide lawful access compliance and assisting in the development and implementation of Microsoft’s policies to promote the privacy and security interests of its customers around the world. Prior to joining Microsoft, Norman was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Washington where he led the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Crimes unit and National Security Cyber investigations. 

Robyn Greene is a privacy and public policy manager at Meta, leading their global privacy policy on law enforcement, surveillance issues, and data security issues. Before joining Meta, she was a Senior Counsel on surveillance and cybersecurity issues at New America’s Open Technology Institute, and worked at the American Civil Liberties Union before that. She has also served as a subject matter expert on the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee at the Department of Homeland Security.

As Google’s Global Policy Lead for Law Enforcement and Government Access, Katelyn works on any and all issues tied to data governance. Prior to her current position, Katelyn served as the Future of Privacy Forum’s Christopher Wolf Diversity Fellow — working on data privacy and security. Through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Katelyn holds CIPM, CIPP-EU, and CIPP-U certifications & is a 2021 Fellow of Information Privacy. Find Katelyn’s law reviews and articles in the Berkeley Tech Law Journal, Berkeley Law Review, Denver Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, on IAPP and FPF’s websites, and more.

Anitha Ibrahim is head of Data Protection & Cybersecurity at Amazon Web Services.

Georgia Institute of Technology Faculty Profile

Peter Swire is the J.Z. Liang Chair in the Georgia Tech School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, and Professor of Law and Ethics in the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He is senior counsel with the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP. Under President Clinton, Swire was Chief Counselor for Privacy in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. 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. In 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals awarded Swire its annual Privacy Leadership Award. In 2018, Swire was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for his project on “Protecting Human Rights and National Security in the New Age of Data Nationalism.”


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The Georgia Tech Cross-Border Requests for Data Project has supported the work of Peter Swire and others at Georgia Tech on cross-border issues. Lead funding for this Project has come from the Carnegie Corporation of New York through an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship provided to Prof. Peter Swire for his “Protecting Human Rights and National Security in the New Era of Data Nationalism” research program. Additional funding has been provided by the Hewlett Foundation.