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IEEE Highlights Range of Work Reflecting Principles of Data Privacy Day
Collaborative programs, standards-development projects and educational events are among IEEE activities in keeping with goals of 28 January observance
PISCATAWAY, NJ, 25 January 2018 - IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), today showcased a collection of work that reflects the principles of Data Privacy Day, 28 January. According to the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), "Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower individuals and encourage businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust." 1
“The goals of Data Privacy Day are at the core of what IEEE stands for,” said Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director, IEEE-SA. “We have multiple, varied activities in the areas of data agency, digital literacy and privacy that are all designed to enhance the dignity and security of people in the global infosphere. When anyone connects to the internet anywhere for any reason, it should happen in such a way that the individual's privacy and security are safeguarded and freedom is protected. IEEE is working toward this vision on multiple fronts.”
For example, IEEE work in the spirit of Data Privacy Day includes a host of globally open collaborative programs:
IEEE also is developing a range of standards that are in keeping with the goals of Data Privacy Day:
IEEE is at work beyond the bounds of its own organization in support of the principles on which Data Privacy Day is predicated. For example, several sessions in the IEEE Tech for Humanity series at South by Southwest, 9-18 March 2018 in Austin, Texas, are to address data-privacy issues:
In addition, the IEEE-SA sponsored WAMI ‘18—the Wearables & Medical Interoperability Workshop—on 17 January 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Medical executives, sensor developers, engineers, regulators and those working in key emerging areas such as blockchain and data standardization explored the promise and challenges surrounding the interoperability of wearable device data and other health data.
1 Retrieved 11 January 2018 from Data Privacy Day
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