Privacy by Design is the strategy of systematically incorporating privacy safeguards and controls into business operations, processes, and applications.
When privacy becomes a fundamental consideration of all operations, it helps organizations improve the effectiveness of privacy efforts and reduces the costs and complexities of compliance readiness.
Privacy by Design as a specific term was first outlined in a framework in the mid-1990s by the information and privacy commissioner of Ontario, Canada, Ann Cavoukian. Ann outlined seven foundational principles which still hold true today:
GDPR requires that businesses use Privacy by Design principles as specified in Article 25. Within GDPR, PbD is defined as data protection by design and default. This provides guidance that the data controller should implement organizational and technical controls focused on ensuring the rights of the data subject.
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