Kazim Rizvi

Kazim Rizvi is using public policy to start a revolution of ideas and drive India’s development-oriented narrative.
Kazim Rizvi is a public policy researcher, entrepreneur, and Founder of The Dialogue, an emerging policy think-tank. Based out of New Delhi, he is also the Co-Chair of Public Policy at Indian National Bar Association. Prior to this he was the Strategic Engagement and Communications Advisor of the Energy Climate and Growth Unit at the Foreign Commonwealth Office. At The Dialogue, Kazim has delivered multiple research projects and public discourses around technology policy. He is also a prominent speaker at stakeholder consultations and roundtables organised by various civil society institutions in India. Previously, he worked in the office of the BJP’s Jay Panda and then as Lead Energy Policy Communications, at the British High Commission, New Delhi.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory’s 100 Emerging Voices of 2019
Citizens are finally realising the value of data and recognising the need to have laws and institutions to safeguard these data. Kazim Rizvi focuses on this and writes about data privacy and data protection. He says that while data is considered the new oil, unlike oil, it is infinite in nature and should be thus, treated by the government. Kazim explains how the government can work with corporates and startups to make the most of available data insights. He further highlights the global challenges in the functioning of data protection authorities. Data protection authorities need to be provided with resources and space by countries to bring cyberspace security as envisaged in data protection acts to fruition. Constant government interference and overburdening appointed data protection authorities will lead to greater security breaches, and a reduction in cross-border flow of data.