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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.

 

  • 21 June 2016

    Re-focusing on the human dimension of data protection - read the latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

  • 20 June 2016

    Video recordings of the EDPS meeting with civil society organisations on the state of data protection and privacy in the EU are now available here.

  • 17 June 2016

    Convention 108: from a European reality to a global treaty. Read the speech by Giovanni Buttarelli given at the Council of Europe International Conference.

  • 17 June 2016

    Digital rights on the top of the EDPS agenda. Giovanni Buttarelli met Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

  • 16 June 2016

    Data Protection in Practice - read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.

  • 22 June 2016

    Fundamental Rights Forum, Wojciech Wiewiórowski in a plenary debate, Vienna, Austria

  • 21 June 2016

    Connected Citizens Summit, Giovanni Buttarelli in a panel on The role of government in a hyper connected world, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 21 June 2016

    Italian Compliance Forum, Conference on General Data Protection Regulation, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli (via video), Italy

  • 20 June 2016

    BEUC Digital Forum, Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 17 June 2016

    Council of Europe conference on modernisation of Convention 108, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Strasbourg, France

  • 17 June 2016

    Panel at Mouvement Europeen European Digital Day event, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Paris, France

  • 16 June 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski to participate in the EDPS - Civil Society Summit, Brussels, Belgium

  • 16 June 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli meets Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France