Conversations around privacy and data security are increasing every day. The government has tabled a Personal Data Protection bill in the parliament, and a Joint Parliamentary Committee has presented its report on the potential in, and concerns over privacy and personal data.
There is now a need to do data privacy across domains and at scale. The Privacy Mode Fellowship programme is set in this context.
The goal of the programme is to help practitioners - from tech, academia and social impact backgrounds - to document practices that can be widely adopted across the industry, and innovated upon.
If this is you, apply to be a Privacy Mode fellow today.
Duration of the fellowship programme: 3 months from 1 February to 30 April.
Time commitment involved: Part-time. As a Fellow, you will do your Fellowship projects alongside your day jobs. The programme will require between one and four hours per week to produce the output.
a. A detailed article of 1,000 to 2,000 words - with illustrations.
b. 2-3 videos explaining practice and learnings in sequence.
Compensation: Rs. 1,50,000 - paid on completion of milestones during the Fellowship period.
Other benefits: As a Fellow, you will receive the following infrastructure and support:
- Feedback and mentorship - a two-member jury of experts will guide selected applicants through conceptualization and documentation stages. The jury members for the fellowship programme are:
1. Uzma Barlaskar, Head of Privacy and Growth at WhatsApp
2. Anand Venkatanarayanan, Independent Cybersecurity Researcher
- Editorial desk with copy-editing, proof reading and graphic design resources to help you complete your outputs.
- Distribution and elevation of final outputs.
Who can apply:
1. Tech practitioners - senior engineer, product manager, engineering manager, privacy officer - who work on data governance and privacy in their organizations.
2. Individuals from Academia who work on data privacy.
3. Individuals working on social impact via data privacy.
Five applicants will be selected to participate in the first batch of the Fellowship Programme.
To apply for the Fellowship, submit the following here:
- A statement of intent and purpose, detailing the following-
- What problem area are you solving? The following are prompts you can choose from:
- Data protection/security practices
- Consent frameworks tied to purpose use limitations
- Data rights
- Encryption practices
- A description of the problem and the context around it.
- A description of the solution and evidence of how it was implemented at your company.
- Results achieved through this.
- The form in which you see the knowledge finally shaping up as.
- Two samples of work - written or video.
- A CV.
The following criteria will be applied for selecting fellows:
- Diversity - women, trans and gender non conforming persons and individuals from marginalised social contexts will be given preference.
- Candidates with prior speaking/writing experience.
- Candidates with mid to senior engineering and product leadership roles will be given preference.
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