Elena Elkina


Co-founder and Board Member, Expansion Lead,
Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)

Elena Elkina is a Sr. Privacy and Data Protection expert. She is a Co-founder and Partner at Aleada Consulting, where she advises clients on privacy, data protection and information security issues. Elena is known for her entrepreneurial approach to driving business performance 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 the co-founder, board member, and expansion lead for Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), a non-profit organization that focuses on advancing women in security and privacy fields. She is also a board member for Leading Women in Technology (LWT), a non-profit organization dedicated to unlocking the potential of female professionals who advise technology businesses.

Elena holds an LLM degree from Berkeley Law School and a JD degree from the University of Russian Academy of Education along with the following certifications: Information Privacy Professional Certifications (IAPP): CIPP/US, CIPT, CIPM.


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