Biography of Robert Gellman

1995 to Present: Privacy and Information Policy Consultant.


• Member, Editorial Board, Government Information Quarterly 1996-present.
• Executive Director, Virtual Magistrate Project 1996-1998.
• Advisory Board, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse 2005-present.
• Senior Fellow, Center on Law and Information Policy, Fordham University School of Law 2012.

1996 to 2000: Member, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Health and Human Services Department. Chair, Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality 1996-1998.

1977 to 1995: Staff Member, Subcommittee on Information, Justice, Transportation, and Agriculture, House Committee on Government Operations.

I was responsible for all Subcommittee information policy activities, hearings, oversight, legislation, reports, and press contacts on general privacy matters, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act of 1974, health privacy, collection and dissemination of electronic data, security classification, archival policy, and related matters. During the 103rd Congress, I drafted and managed the Fair Health Information Practices part of health care reform, a proposal that was never enacted into law. During my tenure with the subcommittee, I served from time to time as Staff Director and as Chief Counsel. As Staff Director, I supervised all staff and activities of the subcommittee.

1973 to 1977: Attorney-Adviser, Office of General Counsel, General Accounting Office.

June 1973: Yale Law School, J.D.

May 1970: University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

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