Anita L. Allen is Vice Provost for Faculty and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Harvard Law School with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Allen is an expert on privacy and data protection law and ethics. She is currently President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. An elected member of the American Law Institute and the National Academy of Medicine, Allen served under President Obama as a member of his National Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Allen, who has written five books and more than a hundred scholarly articles, has served on numerous US editorial, advisory, and non-profit boards. She has been featured in “The Stone” and “What It’s Like to be a Philosopher.” And she has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and lectured in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.