Bookmark: "Privacy By Design"

Sebastian Greger

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Privacy By Design privacybydesign.ca, via archive.org

This website (archived copy) has extensive background and material on Ann Cavoukian’s “Privacy by Design” framework from the 1990s:

Privacy by Design is a framework that was developed by the former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Ann Cavoukian. Privacy by Design advances the view that the future of privacy cannot be assured solely by compliance with legislation and regulatory frameworks; rather, privacy assurance must become an organization’s default mode of operation.

Most importantly, the “7 Foundational Principles” of Privacy by Design:

  1. Proactive not Reactive; Preventative not Remedial
  2. Privacy as the Default Setting
  3. Privacy Embedded into Design
  4. Full Functionality – Positive-Sum, not Zero-Sum
  5. End-to-End Security – Full Lifecycle Protection
  6. Visibility and Transparency – Keep it Open
  7. Respect for User Privacy – Keep it User-Centric

This is a truly crucial baseline for any work when designing for privacy:

Privacy by Design advances the view that the future of privacy cannot be assured solely by compliance with legislation and regulatory frameworks; rather, privacy assurance must ideally become an organization’s default mode of operation.

I'm Sebastian, Sociologist and Interaction Designer. This journal is mostly about bringing toge­ther social science and design for inclusive, privacy-focused, and sustainable "human-first" digital strategies. I also tend to a "digital garden" with carefully curated resources.

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