UW Privacy Office

February 23, 2021

With proposed privacy tech law comes validation of an industry

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals, Feb. 23, 2021

With proposed privacy tech law comes validation of an industry

Under the proposed bill, the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies will support “merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on (Privacy Enhancing Technologies – PETs).”

The agencies will assess and fund research into several categories of PETs, specifically on tools that support “deidentification, pseudonymization, anonymization, or obfuscation of personal data” and “research on algorithms and other similar mathematical tools used to protect individual privacy when collecting, storing, sharing, or aggregating data” as areas of focus.