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Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma

Country Leader-India




Rahul is founder – The PerspectiveTM & Grade AceTM with more than a decade experience working in Technology, Public Policy, Cyber Security & Privacy space, engaging with a range of stakeholder locally and globally to address the challenges in the evolving cyber ecosystem & value add as a Trusted Advisor. He also works as Country Leader- India for International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) & as Cyber Security Liaison – Partner in International Business, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands in India. He worked with Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI, Supreme Court of Singapore) on ‘Data Protection Legal Framework in Asia-Pacific’ project, and is also a member of Asia Privacy Scholar Network. Rahul has authored a few articles in print and electronic media and speaks regularly on various platforms. He also anchors a few security and privacy communities involving CROs, CISOs & Privacy professionals on multiple platforms.

Rahul is a member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) ‘National Task Force on Cyber Security & Privacy’. In his past role, Rahul has worked with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), part of NASSCOM, for over 6 years, where he anchored DSCI’s Policy, Privacy, Standards and International relations functions. He had the opportunity to lead initiatives such as ‘NASSCOM-DSCI Cyber Security Task Force’, represent Indian industry in Cross-border data flows negotiations with EU & EFTA as part of India-EU Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), authored DSCI Privacy Assessment Framework & co-created DSCI privacy training and certification program. Through BIS, he represents India in ISO SC27 Security Working Groups for Standards development. Previously, he worked as a senior security analyst with HCL Technologies and as a telecom engineer with Nokia Siemens Network. He holds Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from Indraprastha University in New Delhi.