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Samm Sacks

Samm Sacks

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Cybersecurity Policy and China Digital Economy Fellow at New America and Senior Fellow at Yale University's Law School Paul Tsai China Center

Former China technology sector lead at Eurasia Group

Expert speaker and commentator on U.S.-China tech relationship

Samm Sacks is an expert speaker on global cyber policy, digital economy and emerging technology governance, particularly data protection policy. She is a Cybersecurity Policy and China Digital Economy Fellow at New America, and a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Law School Paul Tsai China Center. Her research focuses on emerging information and communication technology (ICT) policies globally, particularly in China. She has worked on Chinese technology policy issues for over a decade, both with the U.S. government and in the private sector.


Samm regularly appears on Bloomberg to discuss topics including the US-China technology relationship, China’s data protection policies, the build out of China’s cybersecurity regime, and the global expansion of Chinese internet companies.


She is also a frequent contributor to TV and Print Media, including the Financial Times, New York Times, Reuters, South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal, and CNN.
The Global Data War Heats Up, is one of her recent articles published in The Atlantic (June, 2019), which focused on how the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, wanted the G20 summit to set rules on how countries share data. Samm speaks fluent Mandarin and earned her masters degree in International Relations and Affairs from the University of Yale.

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