CIPL Releases Paper on Privacy-Enhancing and Privacy-Preserving Technologies: Understanding the Role of PETs and PPTs in the Digital Age
On December 12, 2023, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (“CIPL”) released a new white paper on Privacy-Enhancing and Privacy-Preserving Technologies: Understanding the Role of PETs and PPTs in the Digital Age.
The paper explores how organizations are approaching PETs, how PETs can advance data protection principles and provides examples of how specific types of PETs work. It also explores potential challenges to the use of PETs and possible solutions to those challenges.
CIPL emphasizes the enormous potential inherent in these technologies to mitigate privacy risks and support innovation and recommends a number of steps to foster further development and adoption of PETs. In particular CIPL calls for policymakers and regulators should to incentivize the use of PETs through more and clear guidance on key legal concepts that impact the use of PETs, and by adopting a pragmatic approach to the application of these concepts.
CIPL’s recommendations towards wider adoption are as follows: