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EWF Voice Privacy Alliance


The alliance endeavors to provide industry with usable security and privacy guidance for voice enabled technology. As we move away from the keyboard as a primary input device to using our voice, anticipating security and privacy issues ahead of time will save time & money, stimulate innovation and benefit all of us. It will take thought leadership to weigh the risks and opportunities in this space.




We are forming working groups in the following areas. Email voiceprivacy@ewf-usa.com to volunteer:

  • Voice Privacy Innovation Toolkit – guidance and tools for developers to embed security and privacy principles into products early in the development lifecycle
  • Consumer Awareness – educate customers in language that is accessible and clear to help them make informed decisions about voice enabled technologies
  • Legal working group – address legal and policy concerns with voice enabled technology, focusing on potential legal challenges, policy and regulation.

Remember, the Voice Privacy Alliance is open to everyone - men and women.


Developer Innovation Toolkit for Voice Enabled Tech launches at Black Hat

The Voice Privacy Alliance is proud to launch developer security guidance for voice enabled devices.  By embedding security and privacy early in the development lifecycle, the VPA supports developers and innovation with open and usable guidance which any development team can adapt and modify for their own needs. Link to toolkit: Developer Innovation Toolkit for Voice Enabled Tech, V1!


Check out these articles about the Voice Privacy Alliance!

12/29/2016: USA Today - "Police ask Alexa: Who dunnit?" 

12/28/2016: New York Times -  "Bid for Access to Amazon Echo Audio in Murder Case Raises Privacy Concerns"

03/02/2016: CSO Online - "Women meet to announce voice technology work group at RSA"



Voice Privacy Alliance Upcoming Meetings:

29 March 2016 - Steering Committee meeting (0830 US Pacific/1130 US Eastern/1730 CET)

13 April 2016 - Monthly Working Group Call (1200 US Pacific/1500 US Eastern/2000 CET)  



If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to voiceprivacy@ewf-usa.com.



Voice Privacy Alliance

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Developer Innovation Toolkit for Voice Enabled Tec PDF (555.7 KB) Administration 8/3/2016
Voice Privacy Guiding Principles Final PDF (179.53 KB) Administration 3/1/2016
Feb16 Meeting Minutes DOCX (13.4 KB) Administration 3/29/2016
VoicePrivacy Industry Group Monthly Meeting 9Dec15 DOCX (11.95 KB) Administration 1/6/2016
VPIG Meeting Notes 11 Nov. PDF (206.37 KB) Administration 11/12/2015
VPIG Meeting Notes 06 Nov. PDF (84.22 KB) Administration 11/12/2015
Voice Privacy Industry Group Kick Off Call PDF (225.47 KB) Administration 11/5/2015