Courtney Bowman

director of privacy and civil liberties engineering, Palantir Technologies

Bowman is Director of Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineering at Palantir Technologies. His work addresses complex issues at the intersection of policy, law, technology, ethics, and social norms. As lead for Palantir Technologies’ in-house Privacy and Civil Liberties Team, Bowman works extensively with international, federal, state, and local government (including law enforcement, criminal justice, health and social services), commercial, and philanthropic partners to develop data governance practices technology-enabled solutions to the challenges of responsible data management and use. Bowman also works with the privacy advocacy world at large to explore privacy and data protection issues on the horizon and ensure that the broader concerns from the community are addressed in the design and implementation of Palantir’s software platforms.

Bowman is co-author of The Architecture of Privacy, which provides a multidisciplinary framework for designing and building privacy-protective information systems. Prior to Palantir, Bowman earned degrees in Physics and Philosophy at Stanford University and spent several years at Google working on quantitative analytics, auction design, and pricing strategy.