Research Team

 

VP, Chief Knowledge Officer

Omer Tene is Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum.

 

Research Director

Caitlin Fennessy is the Research Director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Caitlin also leads the IAPP’s privacy engineering initiative and serves as an in-house privacy expert.

Prior to joining the IAPP, Caitlin was the Privacy Shield Director at the U.S. International Trade Administration. Caitlin joined ITA in 2009 and spent the next ten years working on international privacy and cross-border data flow policy issues. Caitlin served an adjunct professor of international privacy law at the University of Maine School of Law in 2016 and 2015 and at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2014. Before her time at ITA, Caitlin worked in the National Security Division of the Office of Management and Budget and with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Caitlin has a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in social policy from Northwestern University.

 

Senior Westin Research Fellow

Muge Fazlioglu completed her Ph.D. in Law and Social Science at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington. She was a graduate research fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and at the Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research, and served as a teaching assistant for the course Legal Research and Writing.

Her main research interests are in privacy, data protection, communications law, risk management and the socio-cultural dimensions of information technology use. She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary and comparative research into the individual-level factors that affect data protection and privacy attitudes and behaviors. Her doctoral dissertation examines the risk-based approach to privacy and data protection and the role of information sensitivity within risk management in the European Union and the United States.

Her research has been published in International Data Privacy Law and presented at various conferences, including the International Communication Association and the Amsterdam Privacy Conference. She also holds an LL.M. in European Law from Stockholm University in Sweden and an LL.B. from Marmara University in her home country, Turkey.

 

Past Westin Fellows

 

Mitchell Noordyke

Mitchell Noordyke

2018 – 2019

Lee Matheson

Lee Matheson

2017 – 2018

 
Cobun Keegan

Cobun Keegan

2016 – 2017

Calli Schroeder

Calli Schroeder

2016 – 2017

Gabe Maldoff

Gabe Maldoff

2015 – 2016

Anna Meyers

Anna Meyers

2015 – 2016

Arielle Brown

Arielle Brown

2014 – 2015

Patricia Bailin

Patricia Bailin

2014 – 2015

Dennis Holmes

Dennis Holmes

2013 – 2014

Kelsey Finch

Kelsey Finch

2013 – 2014