University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Caitlin Davitt Fennessy

Adjunct Professor, International Privacy Law (IPSI)

Caitlin Davitt Fennessy is a policy advisor with the Data Flows and Privacy Team at the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA), where she focuses on privacy policy and transborder data flow issues as they impact trade. 

Fennessy leads ITA’s work on European and Latin American privacy issues, co-administers the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and serves as a member of the U.S. delegation to the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP).  She also participates in the privacy policy work of Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force and the National Science and Technology Subcommittee on Commercial Privacy. 

Prior to joining ITA, Fennessy worked in the National Security Division of the Office of Management and Budget and with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

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