Privacy Engineering Program

Given concerns about how information technologies may affect privacy at individual and societal levels, the NIST privacy engineering program (PEP) supports the development of trustworthy information systems by applying measurement science and system engineering principles to the creation of frameworks, risk models, guidance, tools, and standards that protect privacy and, by extension, civil liberties.

***If you missed the June 5th workshop called Privacy Risk Assessment: Prerequisite for Privacy Risk Management, you can watch the webcast of the opening remarks, and provide written feedback (until June 30th)! Details here.

NIST research in information technology – including cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data, the Smart Grid and other cyber-physical systems – aims to improve the products and services that bring great advancements to U.S. national and economic security and quality of life. Much of this research pertains to the trustworthiness of these information technologies and the systems in which they are incorporated.

Given concerns about how information technologies may affect privacy at individual and societal levels, the NIST privacy engineering program (PEP) supports the development of trustworthy information systems by applying measurement science and system engineering principles to the creation of frameworks, risk models, guidance, tools, and standards that protect privacy and, by extension, civil liberties.

To provide feedback to NIST on this privacy engineering effort, please send an email to privacyeng@nist.gov.

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