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Women in Big Data-Nepal Successfully Hosts Virtual Panel Discussion on Data Breach and Security in Nepal

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23 July 2020, Kathmandu

Women in Big Data (WiBD)- Nepal organized a virtual panel discussion session titled “Belt Your Data” to share knowledge and facts on the status of data security and breaches in Nepal. The event was hosted on the Zoom Platform on 19 July, Sunday. A total of 125 interested audiences participated in the session.

The three panelists were Dovan Rai (Data Scientist and Education Coordinator), Narayan Koirala (Managing Director, Eminence Ways Pvt. Ltd), and Prabin Subedi (Practicing Lawyer / Information Communication Technology Law Graduate). The session was moderated by Anjani Phyual (Asia lead of WiBD) and Yudina Poudel (Executive Member-Networking, WiBD). All the active members of WiBD-Nepal were also present in the event.

The event was categorized into three phases. From “What is data?” to “How data breach occurs?” to “How to prevent data breach?” were covered with the focus on the context of Nepal. Numerous laws and acts specifically to data and data breach were discussed which gave the general audience a detailed understanding of the current policies in the context of Nepal.
Sharing her ideas on the session, Dovan Rai – a Data scientist and Education Coordinator – said, “Data Security is like wearing a mask for preventing COVID-19, everyone should protect their own data to prevent data breach”. She also shared examples of a few globally known data hacks and breaches to aware of the audience.

Similarly, Narayan Koirala, Managing Director at Eminence Ways Pvt. Ltd. who has profound knowledge on the technical field said, “Both data protection and data breach are growing side by side in Nepal. The level of data security has reached the next level and depth of data defense mechanisms has also increased in the country”. This calmed the audience amid the chaos of data breach and its negative impact on our data.

Likewise, the third panelist Prabin Subedi, an active practicing lawyer of Nepal shared, “Along with being aware of the laws and acts related to data in Nepal, one should be more aware of their data and its privacy.” Moreover, he said that Nepal is trying its best to implement data related laws and has reached at one of the top countries in Asia as well as the world to practice such laws.

Highlighting more on event, it had an active question and answer sessions among the audience and panelists. The feedback taken from the audience poll suggested the event was fruitful to all the participants. The event went interactively and interesting as few polls were generated in between the discussion. This kept the audience engaging.

After the success of this first event, Women in Big Data Nepal is looking forward to organizing more events that can help develop awareness and educate people on data-related topics.

About Women in Big Data – Nepal

The goal of Women in Big Data (https://www.womeninbigdata.org/) is to strengthen diversity in the big data field. The organization was established in 2015 in the USA with an aim to encourage and attract more female talent to the big data and analytics field. The community provides a great opportunity to connect, engage, grow and inspire women in the field of big data. Nepal chapter of Women in Big Data was launched in May 2020.