Kate McKenzie

Kate McKenzie

Senior Counsel, US Department of Justice

Kate McKenzie is Senior Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties (OPCL).  She is responsible for handling a variety of privacy and civil liberty issues including those raised through the use of artificial intelligence and biometrics.  Kate serves as the co-chair for multiple working groups at DOJ, including the Facial Recognition Technology Working Group and the Data Brokers Working Group.  Accordingly, Kate is intimately involved in policy development concerning the use of emerging technologies.  In addition to developing policy, Kate works to ensure that all applicable privacy requirements, such as those mandated under The Privacy Act of 1974 and The E-Government Act of 2002, are satisfied by the law enforcement and national security components of DOJ.