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IPEN - Internet Privacy Engineering Network


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 which can effectively protect and enhance our privacy.

 

IPEN objectives

The IPEN initiative was founded in 2014. 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 invites 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.

The second IPEN Workshop took place in Leuven (Belgium) on the 5th of June 2015.

After the success of our first workshop, we wanted to follow up on the experience and keep working in our mission of connecting the different players in the data protection field.

 

  • 28 April 2016

    39th Meeting of the Data Protection Officers and the European Data Protection Supervisor at the Eurofound, Dublin. Read more and check the agenda.

  • 27 April 2016

    GDPR requires DPOs: EU institutions leading by example. Read the latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

  • 21 April 2016

    Counterterrorism and Data Privacy: A European Perspective. Read the speech by Giovanni Buttarelli given at to the symposium on Governing Intelligence: Transnational Approaches to Oversight and Security, hosted by the Center on Law and Security and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

  • 20 April 2016

    Ethics at the Root of Privacy and as the Future of Data Protection. Read the address by Giovanni Buttarelli given at event hosted by Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the MIT Internet Policy Initiative and the MIT Media Lab.

  • 19 April 2016

    On 16 June 2016 the EDPS will meet the civil society organisations to discuss the state of data protection and privacy in the EU. Read more and sign up here

  • 11 May 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli gives a lecture at KU Leuven for IT and IP Law, Leuven, Belgium

  • 09 May 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli visits Datatilsynet, the Danish Data Protection Authority, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 29 April 2016

    Privacy: The Competitive Advantage, Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, London, UK

  • 28 April 2016

    Conference on General Data Protection Regulation, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli (via video), Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 27 April 2016

    39th DPO meeting hosted by Eurofound, Introductory speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Dublin, Ireland

  • 25 April 2016

    European Data Protection Days, Keynote by Giovanni Buttarelli on Enduring values and sustainable solutions: The GDPR as a catalyst for individual digital rights across the globe and participation in a discussion on Chances, challenges and the latest developments in international data protection, Berlin, Germany

  • 21 April 2016

    Intelligence Oversight Conference, New York University School of Law, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, New York, USA

  • 20 April 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli visits the Congress, Washington, D.C., USA