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Kenesa Ahmad

Kenesa Ahmad

Aleada Consulting LLC
San Francisco, CA, USA

Kenesa Ahmad is co-founder and Partner at Aleada Consulting, where she advises companies on privacy, data protection, and information security issues. Kenesa assists with developing and implementing global privacy and data protection programs, assessing multijurisdictional legal and regulatory obligations, and integrating privacy protections into emerging technology.

Prior to joining Aleada, Kenesa worked as a consultant at Promontory Financial Group’s global privacy and data protection practice. There, she served as an Independent Assessor for global technology companies subject to privacy related regulatory enforcement actions, including FTC consent decrees. Kenesa also worked as Privacy Lead for a global cloud enterprise productivity application while at Promontory. She has experience reviewing products to assess legal and regulatory compliance across multiple jurisdictions, and advising companies on user experience, product and feature development, and product flow using privacy-by-design methodologies.

Kenesa previously served as a Legal and Policy Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) in Washington, D.C. where she worked with regulators, policymakers, and companies to further FPF’s mission of advancing responsible privacy and data practices. Kenesa is also co-founder and former Chair of Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), a non-profit organization that aims to advance women in the privacy and security fields. She also serves as a Security & Privacy Committee Member for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Kenesa received her law degree from the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University, where she served as an Articles Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal, and received her LL.M. from Northwestern University Law School. Kenesa is co-author of the IAPP Privacy Foundations certification book and is admitted to the Virginia Bar. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Kenesa Ahmad is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Cloud Computing 2018: Key Issues and Practical Guidance , Monday, May 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Cloud Computing 2018: Key Issues and Practical Guidance , Monday, May 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA

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