PbD : Privacy by Design

PbD : Privacy by Design

Subject: 
ICT and communication
Sub-subject: 
Data
Reference: 
PbD : Privacy by Design
Title: 
PbD : Privacy by Design
Kind of resource: 
Guidance document
Description: 
Privacy by Design refers to the philosophy and approach of embedding privacy into the design specifications of various technologies. This may be achieved by building the principles of Fair Information Practices (FIPs) into the design, operation and management of information processing technologies and systems. This approach originally had information technology as its primary area of application, but I have since expanded its scope to two other areas. In total, the three areas of application are: (1) information technology; (2) business practices; and (3) physical design and infrastructures. As a broad overarching concept, Privacy by Design encompasses many elements in practice: 1. Recognition that privacy interests and concerns must be addressed proactively; 2. Application of core principles expressing universal spheres of privacy protection; 3. Early mitigation of privacy concerns when developing information technologies and systems, throughout the entire information life cycle —end to end; 4. Need for qualified privacy leadership and/or professional input; 5. Adoption and integration of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs); 6. Embedding privacy in a positive-sum (not zero-sum) manner so as to enhance both privacy and system functionality; and 7. Respect for users’ privacy [Source: Cavoukian 2009]
Keywords: 
AAL, ICT, privacy, security, data, protection
Organisation: 
Privacy by design (PbD)
Geographical area: 
National