The purpose of IPEN is to bring together developers and data protection experts with a technical background from different areas in order to launch and support projects that build privacy into everyday tools and develop new tools that can effectively protect and enhance our privacy.
We founded the IPEN initiative in 2014 to promote and advance the state-of-the-art of privacy engineering. It supports engineers working on (re-)usable building blocks, design patterns and other tools for selected internet use cases where privacy is at stake.
IPEN invites participants from different areas such as regulators, academia, open source and business development, and other individuals who are committed to finding engineering solutions to privacy challenges. The overall objective is to integrate data protection and privacy into all phases of the development process, from the requirements phase to production, as most appropriate depending on the development model and the application environment.
It supports networking between engineer groups and existing initiatives for engineering privacy into the internet. The network facilitates exchange in order to coordinate work and avoid duplication, in addition to discussing which privacy oriented use cases should be addressed with priority.
IPEN provides a repository of relevant resources on the IPEN Wiki, making its findings and knowledge base accessible to all participants, developers and privacy experts.
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The annual IPEN workshop took place in Rome on 12 June 2019.
IPEN 2020 Panel on Web Tracking
IPEN Workshop 2019 - Rome
IPEN Data Protection Day Workshop 2019
IPEN Workshop 2018 - Barcelona
IPEN Workshop 2017 - Vienna
IPEN Workshop 2016 - Frankfurt
IPEN Workshop 2015 - Leuven
IPEN Workshop 2014 - Berlin