Contributor Profile: Adam Tanner

Renowned journalist and author Adam Tanner presented his most recent book, What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data—Lifeblood of Big Business—and the End of Privacy as We Know It, at the New England Law Review’s Book Symposium on February 25, 2015.

Adam Tanner earned his B.A. at Columbia University and his M.P.A. at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He worked for Reuters News Agency from 1996 to 2011, serving as Bureau Chief for the Balkans in Belgrade, Serbia, and San Francisco, overseeing northern California, Silicon Valley, and parts of the American West. Previous postings include Germany, Russia, and Washington D.C. He was also recognized for his impressive work as part of the Reuters team cited in 2012 as a Pulitzer finalist in international reporting.

Adam Tanner is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He has been at Harvard since the 2011-2012 academic year, when he became a Nieman Fellow. In 2014, he earned the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s Reporting Award. He has also appeared on the BBC and National Public Radio and writes for Forbes, Worth, and a number of other magazines.

In addition to writing about the business of personal data in What Stays in Vegas, Adam Tanner is currently researching the pharmaceutical data marketplace and the business of personal medical information.

Be sure to read Volume 49, Book Three, which is based on Adam Tanner’s book What Stays in Vegas.

Contributing Editor: Suzanne Donnelly

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