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Privacy Workforce Public Working Group

Structure and Leadership How Can I Join?

Project Teams Mailing List Rules  Meeting Agendas and Notes

The Privacy Workforce Public Working Group (PWWG) provides a forum for participants from the general public, including private industry, the public sector, academia, and civil society, to create the content of the NIST Privacy Workforce Taxonomy. The PWWG will create Task, Knowledge, and Skill (TKS) Statements aligned with the NIST Privacy Framework and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity. 

Structure and Leadership

The PWWG is led by co-chairs representing different sectors. The four current co-chairs are:

Mary Chaney
Credit: Mary Chaney

Mary Chaney, Esq., CISSP, CIPP
Director of Information Security and Privacy
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc

Melanie Ensign
Credit: Melanie Ensign

Melanie Ensign
Founder & CEO
Discernable, Inc.

Dylan Gilbert
Credit: Dylan Gilbert

Dylan Gilbert
Privacy Policy Advisor
 National Institute of Standards and Technology

Trevor Hughes
Credit: Trevor Hughes

Trevor Hughes, CIPP
President & CEO
International Association of Privacy Professionals  


The PWWG is comprised of two short-term Project Teams, which meet independently and report out at PWWG meetings. The Project Teams are responsible for creating TKS Statements aligned with a specific Category (and its associated Subcategories) in the Privacy Framework Core. When a Project Team has completed its work product deliverable, it is dissolved and replaced with a new Project Team assigned to a new Privacy Framework Category. More details about the PWWG purpose, organizational structure, administrative details, and roles and responsibilities, can be found in the PWWG Charter.

How Can I Join?

Working Group

Meetings: The full PWWG meets via the Microsoft Teams platform every second Wednesday of the month from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET.

Mailing List: Join the mailing list to receive notices about PWWG meetings and other updates by e-mailing PrivacyWorkforceWG+subscribe [at] You will receive an automated e-mail from PrivacyWorkforceWG+subconfirm [at] asking you to reply to the e-mail if you would like to continue with your join request. If you do not have a Google account, please review these instructions

Emails sent to or replying to PrivacyWorkforceWG [at], will be broadcast to the entire mailing list. Please review the Mailing List Rules below before starting to use the mailing list. If you have a Google account, you can also use the "Conversations" function in the Google Group.  

If you have difficulties joining the mailing list, contact us at PWWG [at]


Project Teams

The Project Team mailing lists will provide notices about Project Team meetings and updates. You will be granted access to the Project Team Google Group and shared drive, where you can communicate with other members of the Project Team and access Project Team materials.


Current Category

Current Team Leads


Mailing List*


Risk Assessment (ID.RA-P)

Lauren Jones,
Data Privacy & Protection Counsel, FINRA

Lisa McKee, 
 Senior Manager Security and Data Privacy, Protiviti

The next meeting will be on the Thursday, October 1, 11am-12pm ET.

Future meetings will be biweekly, first Thursday of each month at 11am-12pm ET and the third Wednesday of each month at 5pm-6pm ET.  

PrivacyWorkforcePT1+subscribe [at] to join Project Team 1. 

For additional instructions, click here.

When approved, you will only gain access to the Project Team 1 listserv. 


Inventory and Mapping (ID.IM-P)

Dr. Sarah Lewis Cortes, Privacy Engineering, Netflix 

Mary Potter, 
Director of Privacy and Research Data Protections, Virginia Tech

The next meeting will be on Monday, September 20, 12pm-1pm ET.

Future meetings will be biweekly  on Mondays from 12pm-1pm ET. 

PrivacyWorkforcePT2+subscribe [at] to join Project Team 2.  

For additional instructions, click here

When approved, you will only gain access to the Project Team 2 listserv.

*Note: joining these lists will not automatically enroll you in the PWWG mailing list. To join the PWWG mailing list, send a separate request to PrivacyWorkforceWG+subscribe [at]  

Mailing List Rules

Before you email...

Please don't spam the mailing lists. Review your email before clicking send or reply. 

✅Substantive content that relates to the goals of the group such as discussions related to developing situations. 

✅State concisely and clearly the topic of the comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members. 

✅Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location, and email address.

✅Click forward on the email and enter the email address of the individual(s) to whom you want to respond directly. Do not include the mailing list name in the To: or Cc: field.

 🚫Introductions or courtesy messages such as "thanks for the information", "me too", or "sorry, I missed the meeting."

 🚫Subscribe/unsubscribe messages. To change your email address, remove yourself from a list, or manage other settings: visit and select the group you are in and then click on "my membership settings."

🚫Questions about meetings, technical difficulties, or other administrative or logistical questions. 

Contact NIST staff at PWWG [at] with any questions or technical difficulties. 

  • NIST moderates the mailing lists. NIST reserves the right to review, approve, or delete any messages.
  •  Mailing lists are not to be used for promotional announcements, advertising, product-related press releases, or other commercial use. 
  • Do not send messages that contain abusive or vulgar content, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, or similar content
  • The mailing lists are for discussion related to PWWG activities. Files should not be distributed on the mailing lists, rather they should be posted on the available collaboration site(s) and a link shared via the mailing list. 

  • NIST reserves the right to remove participants from the mailing lists for failure to adhere to these rules. 

PWWG Meeting Agendas and Notes

Calendar Year 2021 Meetings

May 12, 2021 | Agenda | Slide Deck | Meeting Minutes
June 9, 2021 | Agenda | Slide Deck | Meeting Minutes
July 14, 2021 | Agenda | Slide DeckMeeting Minutes
August 11, 2021 | Agenda | Slide Deck | Meeting Minutes
September 8, 2021 | Agenda | Slide Deck | Meeting Minutes



Created April 12, 2021, Updated September 17, 2021