Paula Bruening comes to Intel from the Centre for Information Policy Leadership, a global privacy and information security think tank located in Washington DC. At the Centre she focused on policy issues related to cross border data flows, emerging technologies, government use of private sector data and cyber-security. While at the Centre she was closely involved in work at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and convened capacity building workshops in Vietnam, the Philippines and Turkey. Paula worked closely on Centre initiatives related to accountability-based models for data governance and the responsible use of “big data” and analytics. She’s testified frequently before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission on domestic and international privacy issues.
She also brings to her new position her experience as counsel for the Centre for Democracy and Technology and her work in government at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce, where she served as an advisor to the Clinton Administration on issues related to online privacy, security and commerce. Paula began her career in public policy at the congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Her papers have appeared in publications in the US and Europe, and she has spoken frequently at events in Asia, Europe and the Americas. She earned her law degree at Case Western Reserve School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University.