Addressing privacy and data protection systematically throughout the process of engineering information systems is a daunting task. Although the research community has made significant progress in theory and in labs, meltdowns in recent years suggest that we're still struggling to address systemic privacy issues. Privacy engineering, an emerging field, responds to this gap between research and practice. It focuses on designing, implementing, adapting, and evaluating theories, methods, techniques, and tools to systematically capture and address privacy issues in the development of sociotechnical systems.
In this short session, Seda Gürses and Jose M. del Alamo will introduce an early definition of privacy engineering, which was elaborated taking into account the insights gathered during IWPE'15 and has been published in the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine
Seda Gürses is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy and an FWO (Fonds etenschappelijk Onderzoek–Vlaanderen) fellow at COSIC, University of Leuven. She works on privacy and requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies, and surveillance. Seda chairs the IWPE'16 Program Committee.
Jose M. del Alamo is an associate professor in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Systems Engineering Department at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. His research focuses on personal data management issues, including privacy and identity management, in the context of software and systems engineering. Jose is the IWPE'16 General Chair.