GDPR (EU law for privacy) is not just a matter of lawyers or managers; quite the contrary, GDPR also concerns the software and systems engineers who create systems, products and services. That's why the PDP4E (Privacy and Data Protection for Engineering) project is aiming to put engineers in the loop, integrating privacy and data protection into engineering practice, by extending existing methods and tools (e.g. Papyrus, OpenCert), currently applied by mainstream engineering work, with features dealing with privacy and data protection.
Quite a few years ago, augmented reality entered our daily lives imposing digital perspectives on reality without actually ‘touching’ it. Devices like phones, tablets, televisions and cars only enrich information and our experiences for all kinds of reasons. But lately it shows that this was just the beginning of a major transition where those devices are not merely ‘dumb’ things that provide information; they’re able to actually ‘do’ things on their own. Interacting with consumers as well as with each other is making them part of our human reality.