Adam Tanner has been associated with Harvard since 2011, first as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation, then as a fellow and writer-in-residence at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. At IQSS he has written two books on the business of personal data and privacy, 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 of the year.
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. His webpage is adamtanner.news and twitter is @datacurtain.