About Andrew Clearwater
I am a privacy attorney licensed to practice law in Maine and Massachusetts and acting as the Director of Compliance and Risk Management at RxAnte, Inc. I am also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). I have an LLM in Global Law and Technology with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law. I am also an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law where I teach Information Privacy Law (LAW 777) and Technology for Lawyers (Law 799).
I most recently served as a Senior Editor at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a Fellow at the Center for Law & Innovation where I assisted Intellectual Property Clinic clients and designed, built, and led the University’s privacy law program.
Prior to that, I investigated UK policies that impeded research data access and determined best practices for international data exchange for iCommons Ltd.
Before that I was a researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Planned & Recent Speaking Engagements
- February 21st, Moderator at the Privacy Law Symposium for a session on "Governmental Regulation, Industry Techno-Fixes, and Self-Help Remedies: What’s Working and What’s Not?" hosted by the Maine Law Review
- January 31st Presented on Legal & Ethical Limits On Governmental & Private Party Access To Data & Metadata at the Maine State Bar Association 2014 Annual Meeting
- November 13th Invited Panelist for Bowdoin College's screening of "Terms and Conditions May Apply"
- November 8th Speaker at The 2nd Annual State of IT in Maine Conference
- November 4th Co-Moderator for a discussion on Constitutional Privacy for the New England Center for Civic Life at Franklin Pierce
- Commenter on "Privacy Soft-paternalism: Facebook Users’ Reactions to Privacy Nudges" at the 2013 Privacy Law Scholars Conference hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.
Forthcoming & Recent Articles
- "Industry of Privacy Project: Early Insights: Findings on the budget authority of privacy professionals, their budget influence across the enterprise and the services most likely to be acquired" IAPP Privacy Advisor, March, 2014
- "In the Beginning . . . An Early History of the Privacy Profession" which will be published by the Ohio State Law Journal in Volume 74 (Fall 2013).
- "Privacy Community: The evolving privacy profession - analysing history and prospects," Data Protection Law & Policy, Volume: 10 Issue: 10, Oct 2013
- "Big Data’s Thirst Is Driving Change in Minimization Philosophy" IAPP Privacy Perspectives Blog Guest Post
- "410,000 Lavabit Users Weren’t Edward Snowden" IAPP Privacy Perspectives Blog Guest Post