Travis Hall

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) — Team Lead for Internet Policy

Dr. Travis Hall is a Telecommunications Policy Specialist for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Office of Policy and Development, focusing on Surveillance and Consumer Privacy. He serves as Team Lead for Internet Policy. His portfolio includes IoT, Intermediary Policy, and the Digital Divide, and has been staff lead on the Department’s consumer privacy Request for Comment, the Internet of Things green paper, and two privacy multi stakeholder processes.  He has a PhD from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication from New York University, and his dissertation research focused on the cultural contexts and histories of state identification programs, specifically those that use bodies as the media of identity (biometrics, tattoos).  Before joining the Department of Commerce, Travis taught at American University and was a research fellow at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, Germany.  He received his MA in International Communications and BA in International Relations from American University.

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