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ENISA proposes PETs maturity assessment methodology

ENISA has published a new report assessing the maturity of Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

Published on April 01, 2016

About the Report. ENISA has produced a report on maturity (i.e. quality and technology readiness) assessment of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs). The report firstly, sketches a methodology for gathering expert opinions and measurable indicators as evidence for a two dimensional rating scale. Secondly, the report reviews two pilots to test the proposed scales and methodology.

The results of these pilots are presented in this study. In addition, a list of necessary steps towards a PET maturity repository is made available.

For Whom. This report is meant for Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), groups such as the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN), data controllers, data processors, developers of IT products, researchers, educators and their funding agencies, standardisation bodies, and policy makers.

What is next. In 2016 ENISA will further detail out this structured assessment process for PETs. ENISA will concentrate efforts on turning the methodology into a tool that supports a standardised step-by-step walk-through for the assessment of both readiness and quality of a PET.

Full report
available online

For technical information: Dr Stefan Schiffner, NIS Expert

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