Adam Tanner is a veteran foreign correspondent and one of America's leading experts on privacy and the commercialization of personal data.

From 2011 to 2017 he was a fellow and writer in Residence at Harvard University and the 2016-17 C.W. Snedden Chair in Journalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

He served as a Reuters news agency correspondent from 1995-2011, including as bureau chief for the Balkans (2008-2011), San Francisco bureau chief (2003-2008), 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 the United States and in Canada, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and India.