Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age

  • Course Program

Privacy has emerged to be a critical aspect of our increasingly digitized world.  Technological innovations are progressively becoming more intrusive into our personal lives attempting to extract sensitive personal information. This is often detrimental to an individual when any breach or spillage of data leads to a severe impact such as financial loss or identity theft. This program, provided in collaboration with IEEE Digital Privacy, an IEEE Future Directions Initiative, aims to provide a better understanding of digital privacy, how we operationalize privacy in an organizational context, how we engineer privacy in our systems, how we make privacy usable for end users, and finally how we address the emergent technological challenges to privacy.

What you will learn:

  • Review core concepts of digital privacy
  • Consider taxonomy and drivers of privacy
  • Examine ethical foundations
  • Discuss frameworks to operationalize privacy
  • Review engineering privacy in systems and technologies
  • Examine usable privacy
  • Consider emergent technological challenges to privacy

Courses included in this program:

Course Program Length: 4 hours

Who Should Attend: Electrical Engineer, Design Engineer, Communications Systems Engineer, Product Engineer, Computer Engineer, Software Engineer, Project Engineer, Software/Security Engineer, AI/ML Engineer


Gurvirender Tejay, Chair of Education and Training for the IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative

Travis Breaux, Associate professor of computer science in the Software and Societal Systems Department at Carnegie Mellon University

Publication Year: 2023

ISBN: 978-1-7281-7809-7

Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP669CP
  • Credits: 0.4 CEU/ 4 PDH