Symposium: privacy and cybersecurity lessons for shared cities

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Lorentzzaal, Steenschuur 25, Universiteit Leiden


Symposium related to Rob van Eijk’s PhD Defence ‘Web Privacy Measurement in Real-Time Bidding Systems’

Theme: Privacy and cybersecurity lessons for shared cities

With special guest Prof. Peter Swire on Privacy and Cybersecurity Lessons at the Intersection of the Internet of Things and Police Body-Worn Cameras 


15:15 – 15:30 Walk-in
15:30 – 15:40 Welcome by Prof. Jaap van den Herik (Leiden Centre of Data Science)
15:40 – 16:00 2019-2024 strategy by Prof. Liesbet van Zoonen (Centre for BOLD Cities)
16:00 – 16:50 Guest lecture by Prof. Peter Swire (Former White House privacy official)
16:50 – 17:00 Discussion: Questions & Answers
17:00 – 17:30 Time for drinks



Peter Swire has been a leading privacy and cyberlaw scholar, government leader, and practitioner since the rise of the Internet in the 1990’s. He came to the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013, where he is the Elizabeth and Tommy Holder Chair. Swire teaches in the Scheller College of Business, with appointments by courtesy with the College of Computing and School of Public Policy. He is senior counsel with the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP. 

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. He is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum, and a Member with the National Academy of Sciences & Engineering Forum on Cyber Resilience. Under President Clinton, Swire was the Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the first person to have U.S. government-wide responsibility for privacy policy. Under President Obama, he was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.