Lean Data Practices for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Animated course on Mozilla's Lean Data Practices
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (31 ratings)
1,223 students
1hr 49min of on-demand video
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Understand key terminology such as personal data, multifactor authentication, and data lifecycle and apply these terms to your organization.
Distinguish data in your organization that could, if used in the wrong way, be harmful to others.
Distinguish the three principles of lean data practices (LDP) (stay lean, engage your audience, and build in security).
Apply LDP principles to your technology and policy processes to reduce the likelihood of harm and improve consumers' understanding of how their data is handled.


  • No prior technical, privacy, or security experience needed. Knowledge of data used within your specific area of expertise helpful, but not required as resources will be provided to ascertain that if currently unknown.


Lean data practices (or LDP) is a flexible framework that anyone can use to advance privacy, security, and innovation in their organization. It is useful for anyone with access to personal data, whether that data is for consumers of your technology, your employees, or even your business partners. Organizations can use the LDP framework to build trust and reduce risk to their consumers and brand. To date, Mozilla has reached more than 100 organizations all over the world (including in India, Kenya, Nigeria, United Kingdom, United States, and Canada) through live and remote training, as well as roundtable discussions.

As part of its Reimagine Open initiative and Africa Innovation Mradi (Kiswahili for "program") for the African continent, Mozilla's first self-paced Lean Data Practices (LDP) course was designed for the startup and innovation community, especially those with little knowledge on privacy and security concepts. However, many of the learnings in this course are applicable regardless of the size of your organization, your industry, or your geographical location. This course dives into how you as the Learner can apply the LDP framework in your own area of expertise, with a focus on technology-based products. Mozilla also uses case studies throughout the course to highlight real life applications of the LDP concepts.

Special thanks (in alphabetical order) to the following individuals for their assistance with the development of this course:

Alex Arce, Andy Kochendorfer, Dr. Ben Mkalama, Prof. Bitange Ndemo, Kathleen Siminyu, Khanh Nguyen, Nekesa Were, Nneka Soyinka, Noémie Hailu, Rebecca Ryakitimbo, Tony Recendez, Tunji Ogunoye, and Uchenna Obi.

This course was designed and animated by Uchenna Obi and Tunji Ogunoye. Voiceovers were provided by Kathleen Siminyu and Rebecca Ryakitimbo.

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals from organizations of all sizes - from startups and entrepreneurs to those at large organizations - interested in using privacy and security concepts to build trust and transparency in their organization and its products..
  • Individuals who handle personal data and need to understand how to protect and use the data in alignment with consumer expectations.


Lean Data Practices
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Lean data practices (or LDP) is a flexible framework for advancing privacy, security, and innovation within organizations of various sizes and across various industries. Companies can use the LDP framework to build trust and reduce risk to their consumers and their brand. To date, Mozilla has reached more than 100 organizations across India, the African and European continents, and the USA through live trainings and roundtable discussions. Mozilla is excited to bring the LDP learnings in this new format, and hopes to reach even more people through their self-paced LDP courses.

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