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Collaboration Space

NIST's Privacy Engineering Collaboration Space is an online venue open to the public where practitioners can discover, share, discuss, and improve upon open source tools, solutions, and processes that support privacy engineering and risk management.

Focus Areas

Tools and use cases are currently focused on disassociability and privacy risk assessment. We welcome feedback on future topics of interest. Please contact us at collabspace [at] (collabspace[at]nist[dot]gov)


This focus area can help system designers and engineers consider how to enable the processing of personal information or events without association to individuals or devices beyond the operational requirements of the system. These tools and use cases also support the achievement of the Dissociated Processing Subcategory (CT.DP.P) of the NIST Privacy Framework.

Disassociability Focus Area

Privacy Risk Assessment

A process that helps organizations to analyze and assess privacy risks for individuals arising from the processing of their data. This focus area includes, but is not limited to, risk models, risk assessment methodologies, and approaches to determining privacy risk factors.

Risk Assessment Focus Area


Created a privacy tool? Have a use case to share? Post it or collaborate on other contributions in the space. 


Created October 28, 2018, Updated January 19, 2024