Lorrie Faith Cranor is the director of the Carnegie Mellon Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and the Engineering and Public Policy Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously she was a researcher at AT&T Labs-Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University. She has authored over 80 research papers on online privacy, phishing and semantic attacks, spam, electronic voting, anonymous publishing, usable access control, and other topics.
Cranor led the development of the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) Project at the World Wide Web Consortium and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P. She also led the development of the Privacy Bird P3P user agent and the Privacy Finder P3P search engine.
Cranor has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the book Security and Usability (O'Reilly 2005) and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). In 2003, she was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.