John Weaver


McLane Middleton


John Frank Weaver is a director at McLane Middleton and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Group. Before a data breach, he conducts risk assessments of clients’ privacy and information security controls, oversees remediating information security vulnerabilities and gaps in privacy regulatory compliance, and negotiates data security agreements with their customers and vendors. After a data breach, John converts “end of company” attacks to manageable events by calmly quarterbacking clients’ data security teams – cyber liability and cyber crime insurance providers, forensic investigators, IT staff, etc. – to restore operations, evaluate legal obligations, and retain customer relationships. John is active in the Boston Bar Association’s Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Law section, where he sits on the Steering Committee and serves on the Advisory Committee of the BBA’s annual Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference.


John is also a nationally recognized voice in the field of artificial intelligence law, advising a wide range of companies – from startups to international corporations – on regulatory and legal issues unique to artificial intelligence, including consumer protection requirements and privacy legislation. He is the author of Robots Are People Too, released by Praeger Publishing, which explores legal issues implicated by autonomous technology and artificial intelligence, and a contributing writer at Slate magazine, where his articles focus on similar issues. John is a sought after speaker on topics related to law and emerging technologies, and has been interviewed by The Atlantic, Consumer Reports, and the Boston Business Journal, among other media outlets.



Contributions by John Weaver

  • Boston KnowledgeNet Chapter Lunch and Learn
    Speaker at Virtual Boston KnowledgeNet: January 27, 2023