Data Protection Engineering, i.e., embedding data protection requirements into the information systems’ design and operation, has emerged over the last years, further to the legal obligation of data protection by design. Proper and timely inception, development and integration of technical and organizational measures into data processing activities play a big role in the practical implementation of different data protection principles. The aim of this panel will be to discuss the evolution of data protection engineering approaches, the current practices and discuss existing and emerging challenges.
• Has the evolution of technology and deployment models affected data protection engineering?
• How should data protection engineering be perceived within the context of emerging technologies?
• To what extent is it possible to create direct links between data protection engineering technologies and techniques and data protection principles?
• How can a data controller provide a certain level of assurance with regards to the data protection engineering approach followed?