Rajesh Kumar Viswanathan, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP


Infosys LTD

Group Manager - Privacy & Data Protection

Currently in the role of Global Director & Privacy & Data Protection Officer (India & APAC) for HCL Technologies Limited. Prior to HCL he was leading privacy projects and program management at Infosys and Cognizant.  A law graduate by profession with extensive experience in the fields of privacy and information security.  Other certifications include CISM, ITIL v3, COBIT 5 Foundation, ISO 27001 LA and Appin Certified Security Expert. 
Founder of Bangalore Knowledge Net Chapter of IAPP in India and has long held positions of trust with IAPP for four years.  On the public front, Rajesh Kumar lectures, and conducts seminars, discussions regularly at forums on Big Data, Internet of Things, Privacy, Security and Data Protection.   Was recently rewarded “Corporate Counsel of the Year 2015 – Privacy & Data Protection” by Shri. Ram Jethmalani, Senior Advocate and former India’s Union Law Minister at the INBA 66th National Law Day, November 26, 2015, New Delhi for his contribution in privacy and security field.  He is also a member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Texas and ISACA. Currently, co-Anchors the Data Security Council of India, Bangalore Chapter.


Contributions by Rajesh Kumar Viswanathan

  • Security, Privacy, and Compliance Lounge
    Speaker at Bangalore KnowledgeNet: 2 March 2019
  • Privacy, Ethics & Innovation
    Speaker at Pune KnowledgeNet: 7 February 2019
  • Privacy and Global Data Protection: Case of India
    Speaker at Bangalore KnowledgeNet: 2 September 2017
  • Smart Cities of India: Privacy and Security Concerns and Strategies
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2017
  • Member of Asia Advisory Board 2017 - 2019
  • A Primer on GDPR and Its Relevance to Indian IT Service Providers
    Speaker at Bangalore KnowledgeNet: March 4, 2016
  • Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity
    Speaker at Bangalore, India KnowledgeNet: September 23, 2015