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Privacy Mode fellowship programme

Privacy Mode fellowship programme

Documenting privacy best practices in industry

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Accepting submissions till 30 Sep 2022, 11:55 PM

Organizations desire to adopt best practices around data which are aligned with the risk management approaches they have in place. With increasing complexity around privacy and data security, it is necessary to gain deep understanding of the strategic directions adopted at some of leading organizations in India. With this intent, the Privacy Mode Fellowship programme was put together to work with practitioners who document easily adopted practices that are flexible and are based on well understood design principles. The Best Practices Guides provides a quick introduction to some of the topics which receive a lot of attention.

The Privacy Mode Fellowship programme considered the following themes while publishing the Call for Submissions:

  1. Data protection/security practices.
  2. Consent frameworks tied to purpose use limitations.
  3. Data rights.
  4. Encryption practices.

Selected Fellows for 2022

  1. Ankita Roychoudhury and Yashodhara Shukla , Frappe Technologies Private Ltd.
  2. Pratyush Pullela, Doosra, Ten20 Infomedia Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Rohan Verma, Zerodha Broking Ltd.
  4. Sathish KS, Zeotap

The following abstracts provide an insight into the topics covered by them. The abstracts are linked to the complete reports:

  1. Frappe: GDPR Compliance for ERP
  2. Doosra: Protecting your mobile number
  3. Zerodha: Data protection, security and privacy practices
  4. Zeotap: Privacy in Data as a Service (DaaS) business

The team for Privacy Mode Fellowship Programme

  1. Anwesha Sen - Programme Coordinator
  2. S Kannan - Technical Writer
  3. Anish T P - Illustrations
  4. Stephanie Browne - Product Support
  5. David Timethy - Administration

Jury Members

1. Uzma Barlaskar, Head of privacy and growth at WhatsApp.
2. Anand Venkatanarayanan, Independent cybersecurity researcher.
3. Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay, Editor at Privacy Mode.

Contact information

For queries about the Fellowship Programme, mail privacymode@hasgeek.com or leave a comment in the comments section

Eligibility

View acceptance criteria for the fellowship program 👉 here

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Accepting submissions till 30 Sep 2022, 11:55 PM

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We are inviting applications from practitioners working on the following topics to participate in the Fellowship Programme: Data protection/security practices. Consent frameworks tied to purpose use limitations. expand

We are inviting applications from practitioners working on the following topics to participate in the Fellowship Programme:

  1. Data protection/security practices.
  2. Consent frameworks tied to purpose use limitations.
  3. Data rights.
  4. Encryption practices
  5. Practices for managing data breaches - what existing regulations can learn from them.
  6. Practices for handling user data deletion requests.
  7. Privacy-preserving practices for data storage and retrieval.
  8. Technical approaches and solutions for purpose limitation.
  9. Limitation/considerations in anonymization and aggregation for protecting PII.

How to apply

To apply for the Fellowship, submit the following:

  1. A statement of intent and purpose, detailing the following-
    - What problem area are you solving and the context around this?
    - A description of the solution and evidence of how it was implemented at your company.
    - Results achieved through this.
  2. The form in which you see the knowledge finally shaping up as - as an article or as a series of two-three explainer videos.
  3. Two samples of work - written or video.
  4. Your bio.
Make a submission

Accepting submissions till 30 Sep 2022, 11:55 PM

S Kannan

Frappe: GDPR Compliance for ERP

Summary Frappe is a Software as a Service (Saas) company in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) domain and it also provides hosting services through its Frappe Cloud product. It handles sensitive information of businesses including company documents, financial records, accounting statements, employee details, assets etc. In order to serve its EU customers, Frappe is mandated to be GDPR complia… more
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  • 08 Sep 2022

S Kannan

Anish TP

Anish TP

Pratyush Pullela

Doosra: Protecting your mobile number

Summary Doosra provides an alternative virtual number to the primary phone number to protect our privacy. In today’s interconnected world, we share our mobile number everywhere, and in return receive unwarranted messages and calls. Doosra provides a platform that gives the user control to allow or restrict access. The entire solution has been designed keeping privacy at the core. more
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  • 01 Sep 2022

S Kannan

Rohan Verma Author

Anish TP

Anish TP

Zerodha: Data protection, security and privacy practices

Summary Zerodha provides an online platform in India to invest in stocks, derivatives, mutual funds, bonds, futures and options, and serves over 9+ million clients. In the financial services industry, it is mandatory to be compliant with the strict regulations that are enforced by multiple authorities. Zerodha has developed a solution to extend their existing microservices architecture and be ful… more
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  • 26 Aug 2022

S Kannan

Anish TP

Anish TP

Sathish K S

Zeotap: Privacy in Data as a Service (DaaS) business

Summary Zeotap, which now has more than one hundred partners, runs a data business offering managed services for data sets. It operates on Data as a Service (DaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) models, and provides integrations with cloud exchanges and APIs with SLA guarantees. In order to cater to its EU customers, it became compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. more
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  • 18 Sep 2022

Ankita Roychoudhury & Yashodhara Shukla

Practices to ensure Data Protection and opting for best Security practices to prevent data breaches.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Privacy is recognised as one of the most important rights conferred on the citizens in the present century. In India, Privacy is recognised as a fundamental right well within the contours of Article 21, in the landmark judgement of K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India. The aftermath of this led to the formation of the Joint Parliamentary Committee headed by Justice Srikrishna for… more
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  • 31 Jan 2022

Sathish K S

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GDPR & Compliance For Data Business

Statement of Intent & Purpose I had the opportunity to closely work with various stakeholders to ensure the privacy and “Governance, Risk & Compliance” posturing of my company Zeotap was adequate to enable our data business in EU and US. This was by virtue of my position of current CTO and past VP of Engineering at Zeotap. Zeotap has 2 offerings one as Data-as-a-service and another is data platfo… more
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  • Submitted
  • 09 Feb 2022

Pratyush Pullela

Data Protection and Security Practices at Doosra

Statement of Purpose The problem that we at Doosra are trying to solve is simple, with a wide ambit of uses across multiple platforms. We are solving the issue that plagues people daily - is it is prudent to share our number on XYZ platform and what can be the ramifications of doing so? When was the last time any of us had to share our number on a website and had to think twice if it is safe to d… more
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  • Submitted
  • 21 Feb 2022

Rohan Verma

Data Protection and Security Practices at Zerodha

Statement of intent and purpose Proper access control and appropriate proliferation of critically-sensitive customer data across a variety of internal apps can be a complex beast. Using a few common-sense privacy principles along with a few architectural changes across the organization; it is straightforward to fortify and prevent data proliferation across the stack. At Zerodha, we have built a s… more
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  • 21 Feb 2022

Mahima Sood

Statement of Purpose

I’ve often found myself going to Ray Kurzweil’s words from “Singularity is Near”, where he talks about epochs. We are at the edge of epoch 5, where humans and machines are uniquely poised in an interdisciplinary collaboration. In today’s corollary, data is more valuable than oil. Machines are used to harvest and mine data, which in turn is used to determine the policies that govern us. This range… more
  • 2 comments
  • Submitted
  • 08 Jan 2022

akansh jathan

Application for Privacy Mode Fellowship Program | Akansh

Hi, Apologies for the late application. My name Akansh Jathan, am currently working at Network Intelligence India as a Cyber Security Analyst. I am currently working in application vulnerability management for a client, here I conduct pentest, share and track findings, and help mitigate security issues as per SLA. I have around 3 years of experience in Information Security. more
  • 2 comments
  • Submitted
  • 01 Feb 2022
Zainab Bawa

Zainab Bawa

Acceptance criteria for the fellowship program

Conversations around privacy and data security are increasing everyday. The government has tabled a Personal Data Protection bill in the parliament, and a Joint Parliamentary Committee has presented its report on the potential and concerns regarding privacy and personal data. more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 02 Sep 2022
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