Cofounder/Vice Chair, Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)
Elena Elkina is a cofounder and partner at Aleada Consulting, where she advises clients on privacy, data protection and information security issues. She is known for her entrepreneurial approach to driving business while protecting information and serving as a trusted adviser for her clients. During her 20-year legal career, she has worked with financial and healthcare institutions, software and internet companies, major law firms and the government sector on both international and domestic levels.
Over the past decade, Elena has focused on creating enterprise-level global privacy and data protection programs, including developing and implementing data protection policies, maturity models and long-term roadmaps; designing and implementing de-identification and data handling strategies and processes; and building privacy and security training and awareness programs. She has worked closely with development and business teams to build cloud, web and mobile consumer and business products across the globe.
Elena is a cofounder and vice chair of WISP, a nonprofit organization that aims to advance women in the privacy and security fienlds. She also serves on the board member of Leading Women in Technology (LWT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to unlocking the potential of female professionals who advise technology businesses.
Elena received her law degree from the University of Russian Academy of Education in Moscow, Russia. She received her LL.M. degree from Berkeley Law School, where she studied privacy, technology transactions and international law. Elena is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/IT, CIPM).