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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 dissolves 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 If you don't have a Google account, please review these instructions

To communicate with PWWG members, send an e-mail to, which will be broadcast to the entire list. If you have a Google account, you can also use the "Conversations" function in the Google Group. 

If you have difficulties joining or communicating with the mailing list, contact us at


Project Teams

The Privacy Workforce Project Teams will be established after the first PWWG meeting. Meeting information and mailing lists will become available at that time.

Mailing List Rules

  • All conversations and communications within each PWWG Google Group will be sent by default to all members of each respective mailing list.  Only send a message when it contains information that everyone on the mailing list can benefit from. 
  •  Mailing lists are not to be used for promotional announcements, advertising, product-related press releases, or other commercial use.
  • NIST monitors the mailing lists. Do not send messages that contain abusive or vulgar content, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, or similar content. NIST reserves the right to delete any messages.
  • 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 to search the archives by subject.
  • Send personalized messages such as “thanks for the information” or “me too” to the intended individual – not to the entire mailing list.  Do this by using the forwarding option and typing in or cutting and pasting in the email address of the individual to whom you want to respond.
  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location, and email address.
  • Do not send or forward subscribe/unsubscribe information through the mailing lists. Instead, use the web interface to change your setting or remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings. Should you have any questions, please email us.
  • 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



Created April 12, 2021, Updated May 12, 2021