Kavitha Gupta, CIPP/A



Senior Legal Counsel, Airbus and Co-chair, Bangalore KnowledgeNet Chapter

Kavitha Gupta is Senior Counsel-Asia Pacific for Hitachi Consulting. In this position, Kavitha oversees the legal, risk management and corporate governance aspects of the company’s business for the APAC region; directs the legal & due diligence aspects of M&A, manages IP & data protection matters, employment matters, prepare and negotiates commercial IT contracts for consulting, solution and cloud computing, assists in the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures; and provides general corporate and regulatory counseling. With an enriching experience of over a decade in IT industry, she has extensive in-depth knowledge on privacy and data protection, intellectual property rights and compliance-related matters. Before joining Hitachi Consulting, she worked with Wipro Ltd. and was responsible for the legal team, handling compliances and commercial contracts. She extensively worked on implementing new framework guidelines and compliance control programs on FCPA, US Export Control laws and employment matters for Americas and also handled commercial contracts for India region. She also gained experience working in diversified industries like Cranes Software International Ltd., The Landmark Group (Retail Conglomerates in ME & India) and started her career working in a law firm, Singhania and Partners.

She’s a certified CIPP/Asia and a co-chair of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Bangalore KNET. She received the ‘Young Women General Counsel of the year 2015’ by the Legendary, Shri. Ram Jethmalani, Senior Counsel at the INBA 66th National Law Day, November 26, 2015, New Delhi and bagged the ‘Technology Lawyer of the Year 2016’ Women in Law Awards by the Lawyer Monthly.


Contributions by Kavitha Gupta

  • Artificial Intelligence in E-Commerce vs. Privacy Concerns Under Indian Law
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2018
  • Smart Cities of India: Privacy and Security Concerns and Strategies
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2017