Adam Tanner

Writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Adam Tanner is a leading expert on the business of personal data and privacy. He is the author of Our Bodies, Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records (2017) and What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data - Lifeblood of Big Business - and the End of Privacy as We Know It, which was named by the Washington Post as one of 50 notable works of non-fiction in 2014.

He has been an associate, fellow and writer in residence at Harvard University since 2011. As a Reuters news agency correspondent from 1995-2011, he served as Balkans bureau chief, San Francisco bureau chief 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 North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. His website is