Kurt Wimmer is a technology, privacy and media lawyer at Covington & Burling, where he is a partner in the Washington office and the co-chair of the firm's privacy and data security practice group. He is chair of the First Amendment Advisory Committee of the Media Institute, and is a director of the Media Law Resource Center. In past lives, he was general counsel of Gannett Co., Inc., the country's largest news publisher, and managing partner of Covington's London office. He represents a 70-company and association coalition advocating the Free Flow of Information Act. Follow him at @kurtwimmer.