Rafae Bhatti, CIPP/US, CIPM


Tilia; founder of ClaritasGRC.ai

Privacy Counsel and CISO

Rafae is a privacy attorney and security executive with experience in leading data protection programs at tech startups in Silicon Valley. He is currently serving as both privacy counsel and CISO at Tilia, a payment platform enabling creature economy in the metaverse. He is also the founder at ClaritasGRC.ai, a platform providing technology and legal insights on security and privacy risks to help bridge the gap for data protection compliance.

Rafae has led the security and compliance programs at multiple Bay Area startups in his career. Prior to that, he has worked in technical roles at IBM Research and Oracle, and in advisory roles at Accenture Technology Labs and PwC. He has served as a member of the IAPP Privacy Engineering Advisory Board, and is currently Vice-Chair of the ABA Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University, and a J.D. from Santa Clara University. He has 3 granted US patents, and served for 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. He is also a senior member of the ACM.


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