Latanya Sweeney

Latanya Sweeney

Professor of Government and Technology in Residence

Professor of Government and Technology in Residence, Professor Sweeney creates and uses technology to assess and solve societal, political and governance problems, and teaches others how to do the same. One focus area is data privacy, and she is the Director of the Data Privacy Lab in IQSS at Harvard.  Professor Sweeney is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, with almost 100 academic publications, 3 patents, explicit citations in 2 government regulations, and 3 company spin-offs. She has received numerous professional and academic awards, and testified before federal and international government bodies. In 2009, through a national GAO search, she was appointed to the privacy and security seat of the Federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee. More information, see

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