Adam Tanner is one of America’s leading experts on privacy and the commercialization of personal information. He is the author of What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data-Lifeblood of Big Business-and the End of Privacy as We Know It (named by the Washington Post as one of 50 notable works of non-fiction in 2014) and Our Bodies, Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records (Jan. 2017).
He is Writer in Residence at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the 2016-17 C.W. Snedden Chair in Journalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
He served as a Reuters news agency correspondent from 1995-2011, including as bureau chief for the Balkans (2008-2011), San Francisco bureau chief (2003-2008), and correspondent in Berlin, Moscow and Washington D.C. He has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, the BBC and VOA, written for magazines including Scientific American, Forbes, Fortune. MIT Technology Review and Slate, and lectured across the United States and in Canada, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and India.