Data Privacy Conference

Data Privacy Conference

On building privacy in engineering and product processes.

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The first edition of the Data Privacy Conference was held between 23 and 29 April 2021.

The conference featured talks and discussions around:

  1. Processes for doing compliance and building privacy features in large and growing organizations.
  2. Case studies of compliance, mainly GDPR and related practices of data anonymization and data deletion.
  3. Using technology to handle processes for handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII); evaluation of developer tools that organizations use for governing access to PII and sensitive data - and whether to build, rent or buy these.
  4. End-to-end encryption - technology and policy debates; practical applications.
  5. Privacy preserving practices in consumer technology - netbanking and Android and mobile.
  6. Cloud security practices; multi-geography compliance with cloud.

Speakers from LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Hotstar, Mozilla, Zerodha, ThoughtWorks, Appsecco, Gojek and other organizations shared their experiences, and demonstrated how the combination of ‘intent, process, resources and technology’ come together to help companies build privacy-respecting products.

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Participants in the conference included:

  1. SRE, DevSecOps and DevOps teams working with legal and compliance teams to heavy-lift operations around privacy and compliance.
  2. Product managers building secure and compliant systems.
  3. Business and engineering heads of organizations which deal with large volumes of consumer data on a regular basis.
  4. Representatives early to mid-stage fintech companies which are evolving systems to handle petabytes of data securely in compliance with larger governance laws.
  5. Consultants working on cloud and security; pricacy and compliance.

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For inquiries, contact Rootconf on or call 7676332020.

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Rootconf is a forum for discussions about DevOps, infrastructure management, IT operations, systems engineering, SRE and security (from infrastructure defence perspective). more

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Zeta® is in the business of providing a full-stack, cloud-native, API first neo-banking platform including a digital core and a payment engine for issuance of credit, debit and prepaid products that enable legacy banks and new-age fintech institutions to launch modern retail and corporate fintech p… more


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Omidyar Network India invests in bold entrepreneurs who help create a meaningful life for every Indian, especially the hundreds of millions of Indians in low-income and lower-middle-income populations, ranging from the poorest among us to the existing middle class. To drive empowerment and social i… more
The Privacy Mode programme at Hasgeek focuses on data privacy, security and risk assessment in the Indian tech ecosystem, and has produced three research reports and hosted a conference in 2021. Sponsors: Privacy Mode’s programmes are sponsored by: more

Michael W Lucas

TLS in 2021

Submitted Apr 2, 2021

Transport Layer Security: everybody needs it, but few of us understand it. TLS is not just about getting the lock icon in the browser address bar. It’s perhaps the most frequently misconfigured protocol on the Internet.

This talk takes you through:
• How TLS works
• What TLS provides, and what it doesn’t
• How applications wrap unencrypted connections inside TLS
• Assessing TLS configurations
• The Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME) protocol
• Using Let’s Encrypt to automatically maintain TLS certificates
• Online Certificate Status Protocol
• The Realities of Certificate Revocation
• CAA, HSTS, and Certificate Transparency
• Why you shouldn’t run your own CA, and hints on how to do it anyway


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