Bill Gates once said that historically, privacy was almost implicit because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital age, this isn’t so. We need to establish rules and develop technologies that will support privacy and confidentiality.

To stay one step ahead, privacy technology specialists must work together to forge new protections. That’s why IXUP is attending an event in July to share its approach to regulatory compliance and protecting personally identifiable information.

The IXUP team takes to the stage on 11 July at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2022 Workshop in Sydney. Head of Product at IXUP, Paul Wee, will be speaking on evolving privacy challenges and how emerging technologies can address them.

How do you work with data that you can’t see? How do you take complex PETs into the real world? How do you apply this technology for social good?

During the workshop, Paul will showcase IXUP’s privacy enhancing technologies – how we’ve moved out of the lab to tackle real world challenges like problem gambling and sporting integrity. He will share the journey of the trials we’ve faced, and the creative breakthroughs we’ve made along the way.

how do you work with data you can't seeThe conference is a great opportunity to network with other speakers and attendees to explore how best to deploy privacy enhancing technologies in line with new and evolving compliance requirements. Forward thinking data leaders will see this as a great opportunity to share their own experience of improving privacy standards and data protection, as well as learning more from their peers.

In addition to the IXUP presentation, the symposium will feature tech demos from Microsoft, Google, Amazon (AWS) and CSIRO. There will also be panel sessions featuring the NSW Privacy Commissioner, Samantha Gavel, and representatives from universities, tech companies and consultancies.

The event is organised by the NSW Government Chief Data Scientist, Ian Oppermann, and Senior Lecturer from Macquarie University, Hassan Asghar. It’s expected that over 100 delegates will contribute to the analysis on the current state of privacy, raising new challenges and making recommendations on how companies should prepare and respond.

We look forward to discussing homomorphic encryption and the opportunities it creates for data, without compromising confidentiality. Being able to conduct mathematical operations on encrypted data means that data analysis can be conducted on different data sources, usually from different organisations or companies. The value of that data analysis in planning and in caring for communities cannot be understated. But the only way to protect the privacy of both citizens and companies is ensuring all data sources remain encrypted during that analysis.

Organisations are under increasing pressure to ensure sensitive data is properly protected. IXUP is committed to ensuring organisations have the secure data environment they need to comply with regulations, and to be part of the tech community setting the standard for data protection. In taking to the stage for the PETS Symposium, IXUP is taking an active role in developing trusted and reliable solutions for data privacy.