Data Governance Meetups

Experiential discussions on engineering for security, compliance and privacy

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Engineering for compliance and data governance is challenge for all industries and verticals. Whether it is data localization, compliance required to connect with public digital platforms, GDPR, CCPA or the impending Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill in India, companies have to engineer solutions for:

  1. Data acquisition
  2. Data storage
  3. Re-engineering data infrastructure for privacy
  4. Data anonymisation
  5. Data security
  6. Privacy, data and security audits

Data governance meetups are peer-to-peer learning sessions where practitioners share implementation experiences and insights with participants. Participants are welcome to submit topics and presentation ideas here.

Sessions are held monthly. Thus far, we have held meetings in July, August and September, covering GDPR compliance, frameworks for automating data governance and building resources that can help us, as tech industry, to establish standards for upcoming data governance laws. Video recordings are published on

October meeting will be held on Saturday, 10 October. Atif Akhtar of ThoughtWorks will speak about Data Catalogs and how to do them right. Mayur Ralekar of Skizzle will talk about end-to-end encryption as applied to email attachments

Participation in the monthly meetings is via Zoom, for registered participants. Alternatively, you can watch the YouTube livestream on this page.

About curators: This meetup series is curated by The Fifth Elephant alumnus, Rajat Venkatesh, with active involvement of Devangana Khokhar and Shadab Siddiqui.

For queries, contact 7676332020 or email


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Birds Of Feather (BOF) session: on the business/organizational context for engineering for compliance and data governance

Devangana Khokkar, Rajat Venkatesh, Amol Naik

30 minutes16 July 2020

Birds of Feather (BOF) session: Implementing Privacy by Design - practical challenges and concerns

Toufiq Ali, Sameer Anja, Devangana Khokkar, Satiya Prasath

43 minutes17 August 2020

Birds of Feather (BOF) session: Building resources and voice collectively to work with emerging data regulation regime

Moderated by Sameer Anja

32 minutes24 September 2020

Unstructured data and agile processes for implementing privacy controls

Toufiq Ali, senior security professional

44 minutes11 August 2020

Data Governance 101

Rajat Venkatesh

27 minutes16 July 2020

PDP Checklist for tech products

Venkata Pingali, co-founder at Scribble Data

11 minutes24 September 2020

How Zeotap became GDPR compliant

Sathish K S, VP of Engineering at Zeotap

1 hour24 September 2020

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