Ad-Hoc Working Group on Data Protection Engineering

The application period for the selection of members for ENISA's Ad-Hoc Working group on "Data Protection Engineering" is open.

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The scope of the work of this ENISA Ad Hoc Working Group (AHWG) on Data Protection Engineering concerns the analysis of available or emerging technologies and techniques on engineering data protection protection principles (as stipulated by the GDPR) into practise.

The AHWG will support ENISA on identifying, analysing and putting forward analyses, recommendations and relevant use cases on how (cybersecurity) technologies and techniques can support engineering data protection and the fulfilment of the GDPR data protection principles.

To support the ENISA activity in the area of, the AHWG will:

  • Identify significant topics related to data protection engineering;
  • Provide guidance on how to analyse these topics in order to achieve the goals of the study;
  • Discuss and possibly draft opinions, if requested;
  • Support drafting of analysis on specific topics, if requested;
  • Deliver input to and review documentation related to ENISA activities and outputs in the area of privacy and data protection;
  • Contribute to the validation of outputs in relation to privacy and data protection and
  • Generally advise ENISA in carrying out its tasks in relation to cybersecurity aspects in privacy and data protection.

Terms of Reference

Full Terms of Reference can be downloaded through this link: Terms of Reference

Selection Criteria

ENISA will take the following criteria into account when assessing applications:

  • Relevant competence (e.g. technical, legal, organisational or a combination thereof) indicated through track record and experience in the area of data protection engineering, as set out in Section 2 of the Terms of Reference document, in particular regarding technical and organizational aspects of data protection, data protection by design and default, privacy enhancing technologies, security of personal data processing and technical aspects of compliance with EU and national laws on privacy and data protection.
  • Ability to deliver technical advice at the tactical level, including those of scientific or technical nature, on issues relevant to privacy and data protection.
  • Good knowledge of English allowing active participation in the discussions, and in the drafting of related reports or opinions.


The application period for the selection of members for ENISA's Ad-Hoc Working group on "Data Protection Engineering" is open. Apply here by 15th February 2022 12:00 noon EET (Athens time zone).

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