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Women in Big Data-Nepal successfully hosted Virtual Panel Discussion on Data Breach and Security in Nepal

Women in Big Data (WiBD) Nepal organised 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 and a total of 125 interested audiences participated in the session.

The three panellists were Dovan Rai, Data Scientist and Education Coordinator; Narayan Koirala, Managing Director, Eminence Ways; 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 for Networking, WiBD.

The event was categorised into three phases. The phases were introduction and meaning of data, how data breach occurs and how to prevent data breach with focus on Nepal. Numerous laws and acts specifically for 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 that data security is like wearing a mask for preventing Covid 19 and everyone should protect their own data to prevent data breach. Narayan Koirala, Managing Director at Eminence Ways 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 defence mechanisms has also increased in the country”. The third panellist Prabin Subedi, an active practicing lawyer of Nepal shared that Nepal is trying its best to implement data related laws and has reached the position of one of the top countries in Asia as well as the world to practice such laws.

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