Introduction

This survey, conducted by Hasgeek, in partnership with Omidyar Network India, is aimed at broadly understanding privacy concerns and practices among middle and senior management inside tech organizations, and how factors such as regulated nature of certain businesses, compliance requirements, etc impact the development of privacy enhancing technologies. 

Hasgeek invites you to participate in this survey, as a senior tech practitioner and leader in your organization. There are 32 questions in all and should take approximately 15 minutes to answer them. Please answer the questions below, about:

  1. Your beliefs regarding privacy as a tech practitioner
  2. The software development cycle and practice in your organization
  3. The role of privacy and security in the products and services of your organization
  4. Presence of compliance/legal department in your organization
  5. Training and resources available to you in your organization
  6. Your involvement with communities and networks related to tech, but not directly involved with your organization.
  7. International, national and regional laws, and data protection policies, and the impact of compliance on your organization

There will be no direct or indirect benefit or monetary compensation for participating in this survey. There is also no monetary cost for you in participating in the survey. Hasgeek will not use your name in any of the information or analysis obtained from this study or in any of the research reports without your written authorisation to do so. Information that can identify you individually, or the organization you work for, will not be released to anyone outside the study. All data gathered through the survey will be anonymized. Aggregates will be presented to substantiate findings of the study.

For further information or if you have questions, email nadika@hasgeek.com

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* 1. Your Name

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* 2. What best describes your participation in this survey

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* 3. Name of the organization you work at

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* 4. Your title (Designation) in the organization

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* 5. Does your role require you to think about privacy or compliance on a regular basis?

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* 6. Technology domain area(s) of your organization

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* 7. What is your gender?

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* 8. Your educational background

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* 9. City

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* 10. Your Caste / Community

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* 11. Do you feel your gender, orientation, class, caste or other affiliations and social locations have impacted on your freedom to voice concerns about privacy?

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* 12. How do you/does your organization look at the relationship between privacy and security?

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* 13. How does your organisation look at privacy respecting aspects of its products or services?

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* 14. Which of the following statements accurately captures the attitude towards privacy in your organization/network?

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* 15. Does your organization have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for engaging and handling criticism on privacy issues in your products?

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* 16. Would you agree that your organization is better in handling privacy and security issues in the products that it builds, compared to its peers in the industry.

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* 17. Do investors, customers, or other stakeholders of your company care about privacy?

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* 18. I have a peer group within my organization, where I can discuss and freely express my views about privacy and data security.

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* 19. I have a peer group or safe space outside my organization where I can express my views and learn from other practitioners about privacy and data security.

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* 20. Which of the following best describes the product design and development practices of your organization, when it comes to Privacy?

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* 21. Which of the following best describes the training and resources in your organization about privacy aspects during product design and development?

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* 22. Which of the following statement best applies, when you are building a product and make design decisions on the features

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* 23. We have a learning and development budget for our product teams to enhance our understanding of privacy and security risks, while making feature and design decisions.

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* 24. If you had to find out more about regulations applicable to your business, you can ask someone in your organization.

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* 25. Does your organization have a Chief Data Officer (CDO), or Legal department which looks into risk and compliance?

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* 26. If you answered Yes to the above question, who does the CDO or Security team report to?

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* 27. Does your organization's CDO/Risk and Compliance/Security/Legal team have veto power over the product/engineering team when questions of data security or privacy are raised?

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* 28. What is the approximate size of the team in your organization that looks into legal/compliance/regulatory aspects?

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* 29. If your organization has compliance standards imposed by regulatory authorities, which of the following best describes your development practices

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* 30. Which of the followings laws are you required to comply with? (Select all that apply)

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* 31. What are the data governance practices and policies that your organization has adopted for complying with these regulations?

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* 32. What are the consent management policies and practices that your organization has adopted for complying with regulations?

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* 33. Do you agree the information, resources and training your organization provides regarding privacy and security has been useful to you and your teams.

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