Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson is a Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University and the leading health privacy advocate in the UK. He has been involved in medical safety and privacy for many years having been an adviser to the British Medical Association and the Icelandic Medical Association in the mid-1990’s; chair of the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the UK’s leading Internet policy think-tank, since 1998; and a Special Adviser to the UK Health Committee’s inquiry into the Electronic Patient Record. He has worked tirelessly to press for effective health data privacy and security in the NHS, and his research, such as the report called “DataBase State,” has been very influential in the EU and US.

Click below to watch Dr. Anderson accept the Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Award, presented by Marc Rotenberg, during the 2012 Celebration of Privacy.