About

The IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative was approved under IEEE Future Directions in January 2022 as an IEEE-wide effort dedicated to champion digital privacy for individuals. The Initiative advocates a user centric perspective – focusing on the digital privacy needs of the individuals rather than the security of data, products, and organizations – such as empowering individuals with user-enabled privacy controls and promoting privacy at the outset of product and service lifecycles.

Security and privacy are interdependent, and privacy cannot be achieved without security. However, these terms are not synonymous. Security focuses on protective measures to prevent malicious threats and protect data from unauthorized access. Security also protects the interests of both individuals and enterprises. Privacy focuses on ownership establishment, control one has over his or her own personal information, and what/where/how the personal information is collected, processed, shared, and used.

The IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative envisions a future in which the capability exists to enable any individual around the world to privately maintain presence, data, identity, and dignity online. To help achieve this vision, the Initiative seeks the following goals:

  • bring the voice of technologists to the digital privacy conversation, incorporating a holistic approach to address privacy that also includes economic, legal, and social perspectives
  • facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration to advance research, promote standardization and best practices, and create tools and capabilities to support the privacy needs of individuals, and
  • coordinate efforts across and beyond IEEE with a multicultural lens that are working on different dimensions of digital privacy.

 

IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative Contacts

Initiative Co-Chairs Chris Gorog
Stefano Zanero
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Standards Matt Silveira
John Wunderlich
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Participating IEEE OUs

IEEE Biometrics Council IEEE Computational Intelligence Society IEEE Consumer Technology Society IEEE Educational Activities IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society IEEE Electronics Packaging Society IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society IEEE Power and Energy Society IEEE Reliability Society IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology IEEE Standards Association IEEE Systems Council IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society IEEE Vehicular Technology Society