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.
Digital Festival 2016 takes place at The Egg in Brussels on 21 June 2016. This festival of ideas provides an opportunity to challenge and better understand the impact and potential of digital technologies.
As part of the festival, the EDPS has organised a workshop entitled Data Protection by Design: Privacy as an engineering principle. As people become increasingly aware of the threat of mass surveillance, the demand for more privacy friendly technologies is increasing. In the EU, data protection by design and by default will soon become a legal obligation, under the new data protection rules to be applied by May 2018. The workshop will address the different approaches to privacy engineering, the current challenges faced and initiatives, such as the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN), which aim to overcome these challenges.
The workshop takes place from 2.45pm-4pm and will be moderated by EDPS IT specialist Achim Klabunde. Confirmed speakers include Aurelie Pols, Estelle Masse, Jetzabel Serna and Aristotelis Tzafalias. To attend, please register online for the Digital Festival.
Presentation of the EDPS 2014 Annual Report during the meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, speech of Giovanni Buttarelli, European Parliament, Brussels
Friday, 05 June 2015
Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT, Catholic University of Leuven, Sint-Michielsstraat 6, 3000 Leuven (Belgium)
Keynotes presented by:
- Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor
- Wojciech Wiewiorowski, Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor
- Willem Debeuckelaere, President of the Belgium DPA
- Dr. Els Kindt, Head of Privacy Group ICRI-KU Leuven
- Achim Klabunde, Head of IT Policy sector at EDPS
- Prof. Fanny Coudert, KU Leuven
- Prof. Bettina Behrendt, KU Leuven
- Antonio Kung, Trialog, Paris
- Prof. Kai Rannenberg, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
- Christophe Stenuit, OGERIS
- Eduard de Jong, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC7, n-Count Technology B.V., QC Technology BV
- Prof. Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London
- Michael O’Neill, Baycloud systems
- Ninja Marnau, CISPA Legal Research and Government Relations
- Cliff Beeckman, Commission for the Protection of Privacy
- Brendan Van Alsenoy, Research Unit ICRI / CIR
- Günes Acar, COSIC research group
- Dr. Stefan Schiffner, ENISA Area Head Smart Security and Trust
- Massimo Attoresi, EDPS Technology and Security officer and DPO
- Fidel Santiago, EDPS Technology and Security officer
- Fabio Polverino, Legal Officer, Policy and Consultation at EDPS
- Prof. Susan Perry, American University of Paris
- Pagona Tsormpatzoudi, ICRI/CIR iMinds
- Markus Grete, Grete DV GmbG
- Jan Schallaboeck, ULD Legal researcher
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