The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a voluntary privacy framework, in collaboration with private and public sector stakeholders, to help organizations: better identify, assess, manage, and communicate privacy risks; foster the development of innovative approaches to protecting individuals’ privacy; and increase trust in products and services. It recently had an open Request for Information (RFI) to gain information regarding organizational considerations for privacy risk management, the structure of the Privacy Framework, and specific privacy practices to be included. The RFI responses will inform the development of an outline of the framework that is anticipated to be issued in early 2019.
Brainwaive submitted a contribution to bring into the framework’s development and discussion the inclusion of immersive technologies, such as augmented reality.
Immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality are gaining significant popularity. Over the past two years, there has been a strong interest in immersive
technologies from the likes of advertising agencies, game developers, manufacturing companies and more, as it has the potential to transform how we interact with information and our world Immersive technology is not a new concept, but it does bring to the forefront and put into new contexts concerns and issues regarding security and privacy as these
technologies enable users to interact with virtual content in
fundamentally new ways.