DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo is a faculty member at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. Kennedy-Mayo co-developed and currently co-teaches “Privacy for Professionals,” a graduate-level online privacy class, where she has received numerous Thank-a-Teacher recognitions. Her research focuses on legal and policy implications of technology, privacy, and cybersecurity. Kennedy-Mayo is also a Senior Fellow with the Cross-Border Data Forum.
Kennedy-Mayo is the co-author of several editions of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) book entitled U.S. PRIVATE-SECTOR PRIVACY: LAW AND PRACTICE FOR INFORMATION PRIVACY PROFESSIONALS – the book used by individuals preparing for the IAPP certification exam on U.S. private-sector privacy. Kennedy-Mayo is the co-author of numerous articles related to technology, privacy and cybersecurity, with particular focus on the implications of data localization as well as the challenges of law enforcement in accessing electronic evidence. Kennedy-Mayo regularly speaks at conferences around the world on these topics.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech’s faculty, Kennedy-Mayo served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia and an Assistant District Attorney in several counties in Georgia. During this time, Kennedy-Mayo litigated in state and federal courts, and also handled the appeals of her cases.
Kennedy-Mayo graduated with honors from the Emory University School of Law, where she was a managing editor for the Emory International Law Journal and was the founder of the Atlanta Bureau of the Internet Law Journal. At Emory Law, Kennedy-Mayo was named an Atlanta Law School Foundation Fellow. Kennedy-Mayo graduated with honors from Winthrop University, where she was the recipient of the Wylie Mathematics Scholarship.
Georgia Institute of Technology