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.
Theodore Christakis is Professor of International Law at the Université Grenoble Alpes, a Member of the Institut Universitaire de France and of the French National Digital Council. He is director of the Centre for International Security and European Studies and a deputy Director of the Grenoble Alpes Data Institute. He has published or co-edited 9 books and is the author or co-author of more than 65 articles and book chapters that focus on public international law, international security law, international and European protection of human rights, cyber security law and data protection. He has served as Legal Counsel for governments, international organisations and the private sector.
DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo is a Research Faculty Member at the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She works as part of a small team who research, write, and teach on legal and policy issues concerning privacy and cybersecurity. Peter Swire and Kennedy-Mayo are the co-authors of the 2020 edition of U.S. PRIVATE SECTOR PRIVACY: LAW AND PRACTICE FOR INFORMATION PRIVACY PROFESSIONALS – the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) book that is used by professionals who are preparing for the IAPP certification exam on U.S. private-sector privacy and that now serves as the textbook for Georgia Tech’s online privacy class entitled Privacy for Professionals. With her co-authors, Kennedy-Mayo has written on cross-border issues focusing on the U.S., Europe, and India. Prior to her work at Georgia Tech, Kennedy-Mayo was employed as both an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia and an Assistant District Attorney. Prior to that, Kennedy-Mayo clerked for the Honorable William Howard, Sr.
Kenneth Propp teaches European Union Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and is a Senior Fellow with the Europe Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. From 2016-2018, he was director of trade policy for BSA | The Software Alliance, an association of major software companies. From 2011-2015, he served as legal counselor at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, where he led U.S. government engagement with the EU on digital and privacy issues. Prior to that, he served as a senior lawyer in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, specializing in law enforcement and intelligence, and economic and business matters. He has published in the Oxford Journal of International Data Privacy Law and the Harvard International Law Journal, and is a periodic contributor to the Lawfare blog.
Samm Sacks is a Senior Fellow for Asia with the Cross-Border Data Forum. She is a Senior Fellow with New America’s International Security Program and the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center. She is writing a book (forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press) on U.S.-China relations and and the geopolitics of data flows. Her research examines China’s information and communications technology (ICT) policies, with a focus on China’s cybersecurity legal system, the U.S.-China technology relationship, data privacy and cross-border data transfers. Previously, Sacks launched the industrial cyber business for Siemens in Asia and worked as an analyst and Chinese linguist with the national security community. She has published in outlets including The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, MIT Tech Review, Lawfare, and Slate. She testifies regularly before Congress on China’s technology and cyber policies. Sacks also advises corporate clients on China’s technology regulations. A former Fulbright scholar in Beijing, Sacks reads and speaks Mandarin.
Mona Giacometti is a PhD researcher at UCLouvain in Belgium. She is currently working on a dissertation on the collection of electronic evidence in the context of the European Union. The objective of her dissertation is to build an effective model that also respects the State’s sovereignty. A significant part of her dissertation is dedicated to the analysis of the provisions of American Law with which many service providers have to comply when they are asked to disclose data by European law enforcement authorities. Before focusing on her dissertation, Mona Giacometti wrote several papers and book chapters in the field of Belgian and European criminal law. She is also a lawyer in the Belgian law firm Iuxta Legal. She focuses her practice on business criminal law.