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Samm Sacks

Senior Fellow

Center for Strategic & International Studies

District of Columbia


Artificial Intelligence Consumer Technology Cybersecurity Government Information Technology International Policy Law Legislation National Security Open Source Policy Privacy Research

Samm Sacks is a senior fellow in the Technology Policy Program at CSIS. Her research focuses on innovation, cybersecurity, and emerging information and communication technology (ICT) policies globally, with a focus on China. She leads CSIS’s “China Cyber Outlook,” which analyzes China’s evolving ICT governance system, including data flow and privacy issues, technology sector political leadership, the build out of Chinese standards, and the global expansion of Chinese ICT companies. Before joining CSIS, she launched the industrial cyber business for Siemens in Asia. Previously, she led China technology sector analysis at the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group. Prior to this, she worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and Defense Group Inc. A former Fulbright scholar in Beijing, Ms. Sacks holds an M.A. from Yale University and a B.A. from Brown University in Chinese literature. She reads and speaks Mandarin and is a frequent contributor to print and TV media.

Keywords: China, China technology, China cyber, China data privacy, cybersecurity, digital economy, China AI