The Growing Role of Data Privacy Engineering on Technology

Build Trust and Transparency into Your Product Development Cycle

Our Reality

Technology is a big part of daily human interaction and economic life. Businesses have responded with increased digital data collection, processing, and sharing. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Facial and Biometric Recognition all make use of or generate personal data.

The Challenge

The protection of privacy and personal data is essential to autonomy and human dignity. Individuals have a right to a personal sphere where they can freely develop their personalities, think, and shape opinions. An increase in privacy and data protection laws and regulations requires organizations to take action in ensuring data privacy for their users.

Protecting Personal Data should be at the Heart of Product Development

Data privacy starts in product development, and one best practice is to ensure that every member of the product team understands privacy by design, and how to put those guidelines into practice.

For effective results, privacy should be thoughtfully layered throughout the product development lifecycle.

The investment in data protection and privacy fosters innovation, consumer loyalty and trust in your products.

To give your organization a competitive advantage, ensure that every member of your product development team is trained in data privacy.

Data Privacy is Everyone's Business

All contributors to the product development cycle needs to understand data privacy best practices in order to protect consumer data.


Very soon, 65% of the world’s population will be covered by a data privacy regulation, and if your products and services don’t take data privacy into account, you could face serious legal repercussions.

“Battle for Users’ Privacy will Transform the Internet.”
New York Times, 17 September 2021
If You Don’t Pay Attention to This Now?

Your company could be at risk of:

Data breaches and failure to protect customer data privacy

Harsh financial penalties as a result of violating data privacy regulations

Jeopardizing your company reputation within your industry

Make a Commitment to Building Trust and Transparency into Your Product Development Cycle

The IEEEIAPP Data Privacy Engineering Collection delivers critical training, resources, and content for engineers and technology professionals tasked with understanding, maintaining, and protecting data privacy.


15 online learning courses from IEEE that help engineers and technologists develop and use artificial intelligence applications that generate or use data in ways that protect customers and your organization.


7 online learning courses based on the IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) training and certification body of knowledge, including the CIPT certification exam.


25 IEEE draft standards related to data privacy, to help your technical team apply the latest strategies related to legal and ethical data use.


Completion of the IEEE online courses will earn learners 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/45 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

The IEEEIAPP Data Privacy Engineering Collection tightly aligns with the NIST Privacy Framework and is ANSI/ISO-accredited.

By equipping your staff with the tools they need, you will build better, safer and more respectful products and services that genuinely earn users’ trust, which are the only kind worth building.
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