Caitlin Chin-Rothmann

Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program
Caitlin Chin

Caitlin Chin-Rothmann is a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she researches the impact of technology on geopolitics and society. Her current research interests include the relationships between data brokers and government agencies, the evolution of news in a digital era, and the role of technology platforms in countering online harmful content. Prior to joining CSIS, she worked as a research analyst at the Brookings Institution, where she primarily analyzed developments in U.S. privacy and antitrust legislation. At Brookings, Chin-Rothmann coauthored “Bridging the gaps: A path forward to federal privacy legislation” with Cameron F. Kerry, John B. Morris Jr., and Nicol Turner Lee, which put forward a comprehensive framework for national commercial privacy standards in the United States. Her work has been published with CSIS, the Brookings Institution, Slate, Barron’s, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, the Georgetown Public Policy Review, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Regulatory Review. In addition, she has provided commentary for U.S. and international television, radio, and digital news outlets including the New York Times, CNN, CBS News, and BBC News. She has a BA in government and Spanish from the University of Maryland and an MPP from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Her master’s thesis, “Examining national privacy laws in the context of international trade,” won a student paper award at the 48th Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy (TPRC48) in 2020. She was also a recipient of Public Knowledge’s 20/20 Visionaries award in 2021.

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