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Privacy Engineering Workshop


Summary of the Privacy Engineering Workshop (May 21, 2014)

Privacy is a challenging subject that spans a number of domains, including law, policy and technology. Notwithstanding numerous sets of principles, including the foundational Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), that seek to address the handling of individuals’ personal information, many concerns exist about the future of privacy in the face of rapidly evolving technologies. Process-oriented principles are an important component of an overall privacy framework, but on their own, they do not achieve consistent and measurable results in privacy protection. In the security field, risk management models, along with technical standards and best practices are key components of security frameworks. To date, the privacy field has lagged behind in the development of analogous components.

To address these gaps and challenges, and in support of the activities set forth in section 4.9 of the NIST Roadmap for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (developed pursuant to Executive Order 13636), NIST will host a workshop on privacy engineering. The workshop will focus on the advancement of privacy engineering as a basis for the development of technical standards and best practices for the protection of individuals’ privacy or civil liberties. By examining existing models such as security engineering and safety risk management, the workshop will explore the concepts of a privacy risk management model, privacy requirements and system design and development.

The format of the workshop will include panel presentations, plenary discussions, and facilitated breakout discussions.

Who should Attend: Both privacy policy experts and system design engineers should attend this interactive workshop.

Webcast Archive: Plenary sessions were webcast during the workshop. Please visit this page>> to access the webcast.


Final Agenda with Presentation Links - April 15, 2014

Security Instructions:

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.


Start Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
End Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Location: Red Auditorium, NIST,100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD, 20899
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop


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Onsite registration for the workshop is now closed. 

No registration fee. All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no onsite registration for meetings held at NIST.

Webcast Archive: Plenary sessions were webcast during the workshop. Please visit this page>> to access the webcast.


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