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Katie Race Brin

Chief Privacy Officer

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. – Amelia Earhart

Katie Race Brin is the chief privacy officer (CPO) at 2U, Inc. Previously, she served as CPO for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she provided counsel to FTC senior leadership on a wide range of privacy-related issues.

As CPO of the FTC, she managed the Commission’s internal privacy program, which included overseeing agency compliance with federal privacy laws, as well as developing and ensuring adherence to internal policies and procedures that protect the privacy of personal information. Brin also served as the senior agency official for privacy and coordinated the FTC's Breach Notification Response Team.

Before becoming the FTC’s CPO, Brin served as senior advisor to the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection focusing on technology and policy issues. She also spent seven years as an attorney in the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, bringing groundbreaking cases in the area of privacy and data security. Additionally, she worked in private practice at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. and completed federal clerkships with Judge Thomas Platt in the Eastern District of New York and Judge William Bassler in the District of New Jersey.

Brin earned her B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan and a J.D., with a Certificate in Law and Technology, from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.