Episode 21

Published on:

1st Sep 2021

Top Data Privacy Expert Reveals The Secrets

Top Data Privacy Expert Reveals The Secrets You Need To Enhance Your Data Privacy Career!

Tharishni Arumugam shares her top tips from 10 years of experience as a World Class Privacy Professional!

Tharishni explains why she gave up legal practice and dived into a career as a Data Privacy professional.

She shares the strategies that have really helped her to build a successful career and how you too can achieve the career you've always dreamed of.


  • Why you need to go beyond the academics
  • Why hiring managers hate people who quote articles
  • What qualities top organisations value most when it comes to hiring

And so much more…

Tharishni Arumugam is Global Privacy Operations Lead at Aon

Tharishni Arumugam is a privacy nerd who has worked in the privacy field for almost 10 years, beginning as a lawyer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the early days of the enforcement of the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act.

She left private legal practice to join Aon as it’s APAC Privacy lead, spending 4.5 years building a privacy team and practice in APAC that spanned the exciting and constantly evolving landscape of privacy and data protection laws in Asia-Pacific.

She is now based in London, United Kingdom and is part of Aon’s global privacy operations team, where her focus has been on the operational and governance portion of privacy compliance, as well as being the privacy advisory lead for Aon’s global data analytics and innovation services.

She has written internationally published articles on privacy, and has been a speaker at various privacy conferences, including the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, RSA-APJ and the Boston Bar Cybersecurity conference.

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About the Podcast

Privacy Pros Podcast
Discover the Secrets from the World's Leading Privacy Professionals for a Successful Career in Data Protection
Data privacy is a hot sector in the world of business. But it can be hard to break in and have a career that thrives.

That’s where our podcast comes in! We interview leading Privacy Pros and share the secrets to success each fortnight.

We'll help guide you through the complex world of Data Privacy so that you can focus on achieving your career goals instead of worrying about compliance issues.
It's never been easier or more helpful than this! You don't have to go at it alone anymore!

It’s easy to waste a lot of time and energy learning about Data Privacy on your own, especially if you find it complex and confusing.

Founder and Co-host Jamal Ahmed, dubbed “The King of GDPR” by the BBC, interviews leading Privacy Pros and discusses topics businesses are struggling with each week and pulls back the curtain on the world of Data Privacy.

Deep dive with the world's brightest and most thought-provoking data privacy thought leaders to inspire and empower you to unleash your best to thrive as a Data Privacy Professional.

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Jamal Ahmed is CEO at Kazient Privacy Experts, whose mission is safeguard the personal data of every woman, man and child on earth.

He is an established and comprehensively qualified Global Privacy professional, World-class Privacy trainer and published author. Jamal is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and Certified EU GDPR Practitioner.

He is revered as a Privacy thought leader and is the first British Muslim to be awarded the designation "Fellow of Information Privacy’ by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).