Contributor: Robert Jason Cronk, CIPP/US

Robert Jason Cronk, CIPP/US, is a privacy engineering consultant with Enterprivacy Consulting Group. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the information security department of Verizon. His information technology career spans 20 years. In addition, Mr. Cronk is a licensed attorney in Florida and was recently named a Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner's office. Mr. Cronk regularly writes, speaks and blogs on privacy and can be followed on Twitter @privacymaverick

Privacy Engineering

Is 2013 the Year of the Privacy Engineer?

By Robert Jason Cronk

Note from the Editor:

Robert Jason Cronk, along with Stuart Shapiro of MITRE Corporation, will be presenting a primer on privacy engineering later this month as a pre-conference workshop at the 2013 Privacy Academy in Seattle, Washington.

Nascent is a term I often use to describe the field of privacy engineering. Not until this fall have the first students of Carnegie Mellon’s Masters of Science in Information Technology—Privacy Engineering started in the newly formed one-year program. And only in the past year or so have Google, Microsoft and other techno-centric firms been advertising openings with variations of privacy engineer...

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