Monday, 9 June 2014

Word Clouds

Just a bit of fun, but also quite nice to see an overall idea of what I write about on this blog. Generated by Wordle:

So it seems I'm seriously interested in engineering, privacy (privacy engineering too!), data, technologies, analytics and so on.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Privacy Engineering - The Book ... real soon now, I promise

Final push to complete the draft. Many many thanks to all that have provided numerous comments...We're probably looking at late July after the editorial process and the production of the first proof copy.

Ian Oliver (2014) Privacy Engineering - A Dataflow and Ontological Approach. ISBN 978-1497569713

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Privacy SIG @ EIT Labs

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be given the chance to speak at the founding of the a Privacy Special Interest Group (facilitated by EIT ICT Labs) on the subject of privacy engineering and some of the technologies and areas that will make up the future of privacy engineering technologies.

The presentation is below (via SlideShare):

The PrivacySIG group's charter is simply:
The Privacy Special Interest Group is a non profit organisation consisting of companies which are developing or involved in the next generation of visitor analytics. We work hard to ensure we can build a future where everybody can benefit from the new technologies available. The Privacy Special Interest Group has developed and maintains a common "Code of Conduct" which is an agreement between all members to follow common rules to ensure and improve the privacy of individuals. We also work on educating our customers, the media and the general public about the possibilities and limitations of the new technology. We also maintain a common opt-out list to make it easy for anyone who wishes to opt-out in one step, this list is used by all our members. Any company who agrees to follow the code of conducts is qualified to join.
This is certainly a worthwhile initiative and one that really has taken the need for an engineering approach to privacy as part of its ethos.