Nishant Bhajaria on being the 2024 Transparency Trailblazer

Director of Engineering

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"I typically serve as a vital link between legal, engineering and C-level leadership to ensure that the company's products help protect user data and secure customer trust."

ABOUT NISHANT

I am a cybersecurity and privacy executive, and have built teams and programs to help achieve these goals. I typically serve as a vital link between legal, engineering and C-level leadership to ensure that the company's products help protect user data and secure customer trust.



This means that the impact of my teams ranges from building (or deprecating) product functionality, processes, artifacts and policy; and then, optimizing the program so that data protection does not impede innovation.



I have been in this space long enough to remember when a C-level executive asked me at a presentation "why do we need to invest so much in security and privacy?"

FAQ

What are the Privacy First Awards?

This Privacy First awards are a celebration the outstanding individuals pursuing better privacy and data protection across their various industries. From legal experts to Chief Privacy Officers, engineers to security execs, influencers to enthusiasts—these awards are Transcend's way of showcasing and celebrating those who demonstrate a daily commitment to protecting Data Rights for All.

How are awardees chosen?

When we started talking about this idea, it was clear we needed to tap into the community. Privacy folks are a tight knit group, so once we decided that this is the shape our Privacy Week celebration would take, we started reaching out to our friends, customers, and community to see who was making waves in the privacy space—and a few names started coming up a lot. From there, we reached out to get some initial conversations going and within a few weeks we had the all-star lineup you see above!

How do I get involved?

Join us for our live show on January 24 at 9am PT! This engaging conversation will feature winners from the 2024 Privacy First Awards, including Violet Sullivan, Jeff Jockish, and Nishant Bhajaria. We'll be chatting about top goals and challenges for 2024, answers to the question “Why put privacy first?”, reactions to the latest updates in privacy, and more!



You can also apply to join Privacy Pulse, our invite-only Slack community. Lively and filled with hundreds of fellow privacy professionals, this is a great place to expand your network in the new year, share or find a job, and crowd-source solutions to your biggest privacy challenges.

I know the next Privacy First winner!

We definitely plan to keep the party going next year, so if you know someone in privacy whose work deserves to be acknowledged—please don't hesitate to drop use a line!