Suhird Singh

Assistant Manager

Suhird Singh is an Assistant Manager in MSC’s Digital Financial Services domain focused on Government and Social Impact in India. He works at the intersection of technology, public policy, and social good. He has more than a year’s experience of working on areas such as data protection and privacy, digital ID systems, and e-KYC guidelines.

A few examples of his recent work are as follows:
  1. Development of a special report on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic on the role of digital ID and e-KYC in crisis response funded by Alliance for Financial Inclusion: Conducted secondary research and stakeholder interview to develop the country case studies and formulated recommendations and roadmap to tackle future crisis situations using digital ID and e-KYC (2021).
  2. Development of global privacy framework based on the principles of privacy by design: Analyzed the limitations of privacy by design principles and co-developed the different pillars and indicators of the framework aimed at assessing digital ID systems on data protection and privacy (2021).
  3. Co-published a policy note on adherence to privacy by design principles by the Government to citizen (G2C) mobile applications launched by various states of India during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020).
Before joining MSC as a full-time employee, Suhird was associated with MSC as a Consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Shiv Nadar University in Uttar Pradesh, India. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi.  

Posts by Suhird Singh

Reimagining the Indian government’s telemedicine platform

This note highlights three key challenges—abuse, availability, and access that telemedicine platforms in India, such as the government’s eSanjeevani, need to address. It also benchmarks eSanjeevani with other global telemedicine platforms and suggests strategies to tackle the prevalent challenges.

Designing new-age Government to Citizens (G2C) applications based on the principles of “Technology as a public good’’ and a microservices based architecture

The focus note assesses the mobile applications Indian states developed to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, based on established principles of privacy. The note further proposes a paradigm shift to a more interoperable, open, API-based federated microservices architecture to ensure data privacy, predictability, and standardization in future G2C applications.