Elena Elkina
Aleada Consulting
Partner / Privacy & Data Protection Management Executive
Biographical Info
Elena Elkina is a 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 worldwide.

Elena is a Co-founder and Vice Chair of Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), a non-profit organization that aims to advance women in the privacy and security fields. She also serves on the board member of Leading Women in Technology (LWT), a non-profit organization dedicated to unlocking the potential of female professionals who advise technology businesses.

Elena received her law degree from the University of Russian Academy of Education in Moscow, Russia. She received her LL.M. degree from Berkeley Law School, where she studied privacy, technology transactions, and international law. Elena is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/IT, CIPM).
San Francisco
Areas of Specialty
Information Technology and Services