Dr. Paul Uhlir spent most of his career at the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, DC. His main professional area of emphasis has been on issues at the interface of science, technology, and law, with primary focus on research data and information policy and management. In 1997 he received the National Research Council's Special Achievement award for his work on international data policy and in 2010 he was awarded the International CODATA Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the World of Scientific and Technical Data. In 2011, he became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Professor Woodrow Hartzog is a Professor of Law and Computer Science at Northeastern University, where he teaches privacy and data protection law, policy, and ethics. He holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and the College of Computer and Information Science. His recent work focuses on the complex problems that arise when personal information is collected by powerful new technologies, stored, and disclosed online.