About the Section

NEW IAPP SECTION LAUNCHED!
Creating content and connection for professionals in privacy and technology

The creation of the IAPP Privacy Engineering Section recognizes the sizable growth of the IT and privacy engineering fields within our member community. Similar to the IAPP Privacy Bar Section, the Privacy Engineering Section will grow to offer a range of programs, events, content and networking opportunities through which privacy pros working in IT and related fields can connect and advance.

The next Privacy Engineering Section Forum will be held on October 17 in Austin, Texas alongside the Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018 event. The forum will focus on the ever-closer connection between people, privacy and technology. Breakout sessions and speakers will examine the nuts-and-bolts of integrating privacy management and product development. The inaugural Privacy Engineering Section Forum was held in March during the Global Privacy Summit in Washington. Read a summary here.

The forums are designed by the IAPP Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board, which is comprised of academics, government and industry experts in privacy engineering and technology. Advisory Board members help develop the section itself, providing strategic input and driving content for its programs and activities. See all advisory boards.

Hear From a 2018 Privacy Engineering Section Forum Speaker

How Lea Kissner ensures user privacy at Google

Lea Kissner, Google’s principal engineer and head of the company’s Nightwatch division, is profiled in an article for Gizmodo. Tasked with ensuring Google products protect the privacy of their users, Kissner heads a team of 90 employees in charge of reviewing potential privacy flaws. Speaking on the diversity of her
team, Kissner said, “I think it’s incredibly important to have a lot of different ideas when you are designing security and privacy,” adding, “You are taking care of the incredibly diverse set of people in the world and it’s hard to understand what they need and take care of that unless you have voices from all different backgrounds and skill sets.” Editor’s Note: Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, recently attended a Privacy Engineering Section event where Kissner spoke.

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Upcoming Events

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IAPP Privacy Engineering Section Forum 2018

The Privacy Engineering Section Forum will be held on Privacy. Security. Risk.’s workshop day, Wednesday, October 17. Register today!

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2019

May 2-3 Call for speaking proposals is open! Submissions close September 16th.

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

Annie Antón

Chair
IAPP Privacy Engineering Section

 

Welcome from the Chair
With the growth of IT and privacy engineering fields within the IAPP member community, we believe the moment is right to offer a professional community for privacy professionals working in these disciplines. Many organizations today have dedicated roles for IT within products and services. Broadly, these professionals are translating policy and privacy standards into IT environments. Some are working on privacy enhancing technologies. Others are working in the burgeoning field of privacy management technologies. The common thread amongst all of them is the connection of privacy and technology.

Thus, we are pleased to announce that the IAPP is launching the Privacy Engineering Section. Similar to the IAPP Privacy Bar Section, The IAPP Privacy Engineering Section will grow to offer a range of programs, events, content and networking opportunities through which privacy pros working in IT and related fields can connect and advance.

I encourage anyone interested in the connection between privacy and technology to engage in this new initiative. As you know, the IAPP has provided amazing opportunities for professional growth for all privacy professionals. This new, focused division promises great opportunities, and I welcome you, your friends and your colleagues to participate.

Annie Antón, Chair

Advisory Board

Privacy pros at the helm

Guiding the Privacy Engineering Section, the Advisory Board represents a diverse group of leaders with a broad range of privacy engineering expertise.

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