Kara Sutton is director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation’s Global Connect Program, where she oversees the Chamber’s international high-tech and digital policy work, with an emphasis on global data privacy and data transfer policies and best practices. Kara works extensively with companies of all sizes and sectors on efforts to preserve cross-border data flows. She leads private sector engagement in multiple international fora and works closely with governments worldwide on developing policies that support innovation.
Before joining the Chamber, Kara was policy director at the Trans-Atlantic Business Council where she advanced the association's transatlantic digital policy agenda. Prior, she was a legislative liaison working on trade and cybersecurity issues at the Bertelsmann Foundation, a German think tank. She started her career working in the U.S. Congress on the House Committee for Ways and Means.