Privacy By Design is a key concept in the study of modern data privacy. It’s incorporated into the text of the GDPR as a core principle, and its influence is considerable across a number of data privacy laws worldwide.
Privacy By Design is a key concept in the study of modern data privacy.
It’s incorporated into the text of the GDPR as a core principle, and its influence is considerable across a number of data privacy laws worldwide. The key figure in Privacy By Design’s development was Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario from 1997-2014.
In the foreword of Cavoukian’s groundbreaking work, former FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour stated:
“There must be some balance between regulation and innovation. One way to achieve that harmony is to embed privacy features from the beginning, starting with the design specifications of new technologies, i.e., Privacy by Design.”
If you’re interested, you can read Cavoukian’s full Privacy By Design White Paper here. The concept is based on seven “foundational principles.” Any organization must carefully consider each one in order to fully incorporate Privacy By Design.
There’s a great Medium explainer on what each of these terms means here.
Some GDPR commentators have expressed a wish that Privacy By Design contained more actionable specifics and less vague principles. They might have an argument, but it remains a key concept for data privacy regulators all over the world.
Ethyca hosted its second P.x session with the Fides Slack Community earlier this week. Our Senior Software Engineer Thomas La Piana gave a live walkthrough of the open-source privacy engineering platform, Fides 2.0. He demonstrated how users can easily deploy Fides and go from 0 to full DSR automation in less than 15 minutes. If you weren’t able to attend, here are the three main points addressed during the session.
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Ethyca launched its privacy engineering meetup, P.x, where Fides Slack Community members met and interacted with the Fides developer team. Two of our Senior Software Engineers, Dawn and Steve, gave presentations and demos on the importance of data minimization, and how Fides can make data minimization easier for teams. Here, we’ll recap the three main points of discussion.
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Our team of data privacy devotees would love to show you how Ethyca helps engineers deploy CCPA, GDPR, and LGPD privacy compliance deep into business systems. Let’s chat!Get a Demo