Privacy by Design is a concept coined by Ann Cavoukian in the late 1990’s, the addresses systematic effects of the Information and Communication Technologies, and of large-scale networked data systems.
Below we have provided a brief overview of the 7 Foundational Privacy Prinicples set out by Ann Cavoukian to ensure online protection. To read more www.ipc.on.ca
“The objectives of Privacy by Design — ensuring privacy and gaining personal control over one’s information and, for organizations, gaining a sustainable competitive advantage — may be accomplished by practicing the following 7 Foundational Principles”
1. Proactive not Reactive; Preventative not Remedial
Privacy by Design anticipates and prevents privacy invasive events before they happen.
2. Privacy as the Default Setting
Privacy by Design seeks to deliver the maximum degree of privacy by ensuring that personal data are automatically protected in any given IT system or business practice.
3. Privacy Embedded into Design
Privacy by Design is embedded into the design and architecture of IT systems and business practices.
4. Full Functionality — Positive-Sum, not Zero-Sum
Privacy by Design seeks to accommodate all legitimate interests and objectives in a positive-sum “win-win” manner, not through a dated, zero-sum approach, where unnecessary trade-offs are made.
5. End-to-End Security — Full Lifecycle Protection
Privacy by Design extends securely throughout the entire lifecycle of the data involved — strong security measures are essential to privacy, from start to finish
As a small albeit admittedly self-serving aside, we always chuckle to ourselves when we read this principle, for its the holy grail of cyber security and clearly is not even remotely achievable with current technologies, but just might be in the very near future…. hint hint
6. Visibility and Transparency — Keep it Open
Privacy by Design seeks to assure all stakeholders that whatever the business practice or technology involved, it is in fact, operating according to the stated promises and objectives, subject to independent verification.
7. Respect for User Privacy — Keep it User-Centric
Above all, Privacy by Design requires architects and operators to keep the interests of the individual uppermost by offering such measures as strong privacy defaults, appropriate notice, and empowering user-friendly options. Keep it user-centric.
So there you have it – 7 simple but profound principles. Gotta luv’em!
Privacy by Design is a concept developed by Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., the Informtaion & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. This was designed to address the “ever-growing and systemic effects of Information and Communication Technologies, and of large-scale networked data systems.”
Taken together, the three pieces of legislation will diminish the privacy rights of Ontarians, and indeed, of all Canadians.” –www.ipc.on.ca
Ann Cavoukian, is a leader in the issues surrounding privacy in Canada. She recognized that legislation and regulation would no longer be sufficient to safeguard privacy and that Canadian’s deserved their right to an effectively designed system.
“In my view, with the increasing complexity and interconnectedness of information technologies, nothing short of building privacy right into system design could suffice. So I developed the concept of Privacy by Design (PbD), to describe the philosophy of embedding privacy proactively into technology itself – making it the default.” (October 2008) – http://privacybydesign.ca
The 7 Foundational Principles of Privacy, designed by Cavoukian, ensures privacy and personal control for both individuals and organization:
2. Be Default
5. Lifecycle Protection
7. Respect for Users
To learn more, please visit privacybydesign.ca, and educate yourself on the better ways to ensure the safety of your personal privacy, your business and your family.
What can you do to help ensure your privacy?
We have to be concerned! The proposed bills compromise our rights as Canadians,and our privacy is too valuable to be taken lightly.
Among the specific concerns raised by these proposed bills:
Bill C-50 would make it easier for the police to obtain judicial approval of multiple tracking warrants and production orders, to access and track e-communications.
Bill C-51 would give the police new powers to obtain court orders for remote live tracking, as well as weaker suspicion-based orders (rather than a “reasonableness” standard) requiring telecommunication service providers and other companies to preserve and turn over date of interest to the police.
Bill C-52 would require telecommunication service providers to build and maintain intercept capability into their networks for use by law enforcement, and would give the police warrantless power to access subscriber information – including IP addresses and personally-identifiable information, that goes far beyond address and phone number.
Sift through the below noted websites, and become aware and educated on the information regarding upcoming legislations, SOPA & PIPA, and privacy in Canada AND contact your MP to highlight your concerns.
Contact MP here: http://www.privacybydesign.ca/embedprivacy/
Websites to reference: