Latanya Sweeney


Professor at Harvard, Editor-in-Chief of Technology Science, director of the Data Privacy Lab, former Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, Technology and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Latanya Sweeney has 3 patents, more than 100 academic publications, and her work is explicitly cited in two U.S. regulations, including HIPAA. She is a recipient of the prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Award, the American Psychiatric Association's Privacy Advocacy Award, an elected fellow of the ACMI, and has testified before government bodies worldwide. She earned her PhD in computer science from MIT in 2001, being the first black woman to do so. Dr. Sweeney creates and uses technology to assess and solve technology-society conflicts and teaches others how to do the same. More information is available at