A Peek at Privacy: Where We Started, Where We are Now, and What’s Next

As part of NIST’s 50th anniversary of cybersecurity, this month’s blog post is centered on privacy at NIST. Since many of you have become familiar with the Privacy Engineering Program’s popular Venn diagram showing the relationship between cybersecurity and privacy risks, let’s use it to show how NIST has expanded and matured its understanding of privacy over the last 50 years. If we go back in time to the 1960s, data privacy really came into focus when the growing use of computers created concerns about secret databases of people’s information. The report, Records, Computers, and the Rights