Nandita Rao Narla

Senior Fellow

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Nandita Rao Narla is a Senior Fellow at Future of Privacy Forum where her research focuses on privacy engineering. Currently, she is the Head of Technical Privacy and Governance at DoorDash, where she leads the privacy governance, assurance, and operations teams. Previously, she was part of the founding team of a data profiling startup and held various leadership roles at EY, where she helped Fortune 500 companies build and mature privacy, cybersecurity, and data governance programs.   

Beyond checkbox compliance programs, Nandita is interested in building products that respect user privacy and build trust. She supports interdisciplinary privacy research and serves on the Advisory Boards and technical standards committees for IAPP,, Ethical Tech Project, Extended Reality Safety Initiative, Institute of Operational Privacy Design, and NIST.  

Nandita holds a BTech in computer science from JNT University (India), an MS in Information Security from Carnegie Mellon University, and certifications such as FIP, CIPP/US, CIPT, CIPM, CDPSE, CISM, CRISC, and CISA.