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Krysten Jenci

Krysten Jenci

Director, Office of Digital Services Industries, International Trade Administration, USA

Krysten Jenci is the Director of the Office of Digital Services Industries (ODSI) at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). As Director, Ms Jenci oversees three teams that provide expertise on a number of Internet trade policy issues. The Global Data Policy Team works to promote privacy policy frameworks to facilitate the free flow of data across borders to support trade, including through implementation and expansion of the Global Cross Border Privacy Rules system. The Privacy Shield Team leads and administers the European Union (EU)-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. The Digital and Internet Services Team works on a wide range of evolving ICT services issues, including cloud computing, software and applications, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. ODSI also provides industry expertise on the negotiation of Internet-related issues in trade negotiations. Ms Jenci is a member of Commerce’s Privacy Policy Coordinating Committee, co-chair of the Digital Attaché Steering Committee, and has won several awards for her work on privacy policy issues, including an award for best supervisor/manager for her leadership in support of ITA’s mission.

Ms Jenci is a Certified Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and was previously a member of IAPP’s Education Advisory Board. Ms Jenci is certified for the Senior Executive Service by the Office of Personnel Management, completed ITA’s Leadership Program in 2019, and completed Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation in October 2019. Ms Jenci is also a coach as part of ITA’s Coaching Cadre, is a member of the International Coaching Federation, and coaches ITA colleagues with a goal of improving employee wellness in the organization.

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