About - Staff Member - Alexa Lee
Alexa Lee is a Senior Manager of Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) focusing on trust and data innovation issues. In this role, she focuses on ITI members’ priorities on cybersecurity, privacy, and innovative technologies. Before joining ITI, Lee received a Prudential fellowship at the Brookings Institute’s Center for East Asia Studies, where she researched and organized policy discussions on China, cross-strait relations, and Asian economy issues. She interned at the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee where she helped prepare congressional hearings and memos on South China Sea disputes and US-Asia relations. She has also spent a year at the US Chamber of Commerce’s Asia team where she assisted advocacy dialogue on Asia trade and business discussions. Lee holds a Masters in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, where she focused on energy and environment policy and Southeast Asia Studies. She is a native of Taiwan and speaks Mandarin, Japanese, and Bahasa Indonesian.
Lee is an Associate Editor of the New America/Stanford University DigiChina Initiative, where she contributes analysis on Chinese ICT policies. Lee also serves as co-chair for the IT Sector Coordinating Council (ITSCC) Botnet Policy Working Group, working closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Lee is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Blog Posts by Alexa Lee
ITI & INCITS Create Guide to International Standards for Global Policymakers
(July 22, 2021)
The role of technical standards has received increased attention from global policymakers to address challenges for the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICT). The recent ...
Personal Data, Global Effects: China’s Draft Privacy Law in the International Context
(January 04, 2021)
This article was originally published on New America and was re-published here with permission. In October, China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) released a long-awaited draft of the Personal Information ...
The Schrems II Case and the Future of GDPR and the Global Economy
(July 08, 2020)
One of the most anticipated court cases in data protection, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision on C-311/18: Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian ...
NIST Marks Significant Milestone on IoT Security Recommendations and Baseline
(June 30, 2020)
The recent release of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Recommendations for IoT Devices Manufacturers: Foundational Activities and Core Device Cybersecurity Capability Baseline ...
Ensuring Security Through Policy in IoT
(August 13, 2019)
“What’s the weather like today in New York City?” Answering this question, along with other day-to-day workflows or tasks performed by smart devices, is made easier by the Internet of Things (IoT)—the ...