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IPEN

The Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) was launched in 2014. It is a practical initiative encouraging the development of methodologies and tools which can effectively foster privacy-enhancing technologies or PETs.

It supports the creation of engineer groups working on (re)-usable building blocks, design patterns and other tools for selected internet use cases where privacy is at stake.

IPEN welcomes participants from different areas such as data protection authorities, academia, open source and business development and other individuals who are committed to finding engineering solutions to privacy challenges.

The objective of the work should be to integrate data protection and privacy into all phases of the development process, from the requirements phase to production, as it is most appropriate for the development model and the application environment.

 It supports networking between engineer groups and existing initiatives for engineering privacy into the internet. This 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 is building a repository of relevant resources, making its findings and knowledge base accessible to all participants, developers and privacy experts.

 A core group takes care of collection and distribution of information, liaises with other relevant initiatives, facilitates the dialogue on engineering solutions, and organises online and offline events.

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Jun
2021

Synthetic data: what use cases as a privacy enhancing technology? - Wojciech Wiewiórowski

Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski on the occasion of the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) webinar: "Synthetic data: what use cases as a privacy enhancing technology?" in Brussels, Belgium (via video link).

Available languages: English
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24
Jun
2020
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IPEN 2020 Encryption Webinar

IPEN 2020 Encryption Webinar

IPEN workshops bring together privacy experts and engineers from public authorities, industry, academia and civil society to discuss relevant challenges and developments for the technological implementation of data protection and privacy.

The EDPS organised on 24 June 2020 an Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN)

Webinar on the Use of Encryption for Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs)

The webinar was a follow-up event to the online workshop held on 3 June 2020 on the state of the art in encryption and its role as a safeguard for data protection and privacy. The common objective for both events was to add more technical knowledge and better understanding to the debates on privacy and encryption, by promoting the understanding of already available technologies, and encouraging their development and use when processing personal data.

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3
Jun
2020
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IPEN 2020 Online Workshop

IPEN 2020 Online Workshop

IPEN workshops bring together privacy experts and engineers from public authorities, industry, academia and civil society to discuss relevant challenges and developments for the technological implementation of data protection and privacy.

The EDPS organised the first online IPEN workshop, on:

Wednesday 3 June 2020

with a  focus on the state of the art in encryption and its role for protection of privacy and personal data. The event was designed to promote the understanding of already available encryption technologies, and encourage their development and usage in the context of processing of personal data.

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21
Jan
2020
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IPEN 2020 Panel on Web Tracking

IPEN 2020 Panel on Web Tracking

Exposing and limiting web tracking - technology, design, litigation and enforcement

When:
Tuesday, 21 January 2020, from 10:00 – 12:00

Where:

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
Giovanni Buttarelli Room (Ground Floor)
Rue Montoyer 30
1000 Brussels, Belgium

IPEN events bring together privacy experts and engineers from public authorities, industry, academia and civil society to discuss relevant challenges and developments for the technological implementation of data protection and privacy.

The first IPEN event of 2020 will be focussing on web tracking, which over the years has become more pervasive and problematic. Web tracking is an issue tightly linked to technology, and new technologies are emerging to help identify and fight unlawful web tracking.

This IPEN event will showcase the efforts by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) to increasingly enforce the relevant provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the ePrivacy Directive, and by consumer protection organisations to use legal means to curb web tracking. A software provider is trying to offer an alternative to the prevailing financing model for web companies. On an internet where websites have become increasingly complex and dependant on third party components, website owners appreciate having the tools to assess the web tracking activities on their websites. Equally, website visitors would also be empowered if they could do some test on the visited websites to check for web trackers. As part of the answer, the event will showcase the Website Evidence Collector, made publicly available by the European Data Protection Supervisor.

DRAFT AGENDA:

10:00-10:30 Registration (coffee and tea will be served)
10:30-10:40 Opening statement by Wojciech WIEWIOROWSKI, European Data Protection Supervisor
10:40-11:50 Panel discussion with

  • Isabelle BUSCKE, German consumer organisation VZBV
  • Jelle MAKKINGA, Senior Inspector, Dutch DPA Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens
  • Xabier LAREO, Technology & Security Officer, EDPS
  • Panos PAPADOPOULOS, Brave Software
  • Achim KLABUNDE, Adviser to the Supervisor, EDPS (moderator)

11:50-12:00 Conclusion by Thomas ZERDICK, Head of Unit “Information Technology Policy”, EDPS

The panel will be part of the “Brussels Data Protection Week” and take place the day before the conference "Computers, Privacy and Data Protection" which will be held 22-24 January 2020.

Registration details

The workshop is free of charge. Participants will carry their own expenses.
To register for the workshop, please send an email to ipen@edps.europa.eu stating your full name, affiliation and whether you consent to:

  • sharing your contact details among the participants of the workshop for networking purposes;
  • using your contact details to invite you to future similar events;
  • taking photos and record videos of you during the workshop for publishing them on our intranet, internet site and other EDPS social channels (Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube).

Upon receipt of a registration request, we may ask for additional details required to access the EDPS building.

For questions please read the Data Protection Notice or contact ipen@edps.europa.eu.
For more information about the Internet Privacy Engineering Network, please check the IPEN homepage, the IPEN Wiki and/or consider joining the IPEN mailing list.

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12
Jul
2019
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Presentations annual IPEN workshop 2019 - Afternoon sessions

Presentations annual IPEN workshop, 12 June 2019, Rome

‘Anonymisation systems and utility’ - Maurizio Naldi, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Available languages: English
‘Embedding privacy in software development: implementation aspects’ - Larisa Gabudeanu, Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai
Available languages: English
‘Design patterns for consent management’ - Stefano Leucci, Nexa Center for Internet and Society
Available languages: English
‘PDP4E privacy engineering toolkit’ - Samuel Martín, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Gabriel Pedroza, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA)
Available languages: English
‘Data subjects and privacy by design’ - Rula Sayaf, Privacy Algebra
Available languages: English
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