The importance of Privacy by Design in Software Development

Nowadays, countries and organizations fully recognize the ever-increasing value of personal data. They also recognize the equally high risks associated with this data. Software applications have emerged as the most powerful and scalable way to personalize services and understand customer needs. In addition, software applications are now a mechanism for collecting vast amounts of user data. This condition applies to many forms of software—for example, online, mobile, desktops, or even IoT (Internet of Things). Therefore, there is a growing demand…

The 7 Principles of Privacy by Design

Recently, there has been a rapid observation of innovation in technologies and information services. Therefore, the ever-increasing complexity of the system has posed severe risks to our privacy. How do we balance the benefits of innovation with our right to control the use of our data? Privacy by design tries to answer this question. It approaches this innovation from the point of view of design thinking. The origin of Privacy by Design. It is very likely that you first encountered…

GDPR: An Issue on the legitimate use of Google Analytics in Austria

An issue has arisen recently on how legitimate Google Analytics is in the European Union, under the GDPR rules. The Austrian Federal Data Protection Authority (DSB) has ruled against Google Analytics, following a complaint from noyb. The complaint alleges that Google Analytics violated the GDPR data protection regulations. Who is noyb Noyb (none of your business) is a non-profit organization based in Vienna, co-founded by lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems. It aims to launch strategic court cases and media…

GDPR & Customer Data Protection: Going Beyond

GDPR & Customer Data Protection: GDPR’s biggest impact may ultimately be its effect on overarching laws to protect customer data. GDPR’s one-year-old story is interesting in and of itself. Therefore, it is perhaps most exciting in terms of what it portends for the future of data privacy. This is also including, companies’ and the U.S. government’s willingness and ability to protect customer data. GDPR is a regulation in the EU law for governing management and egress of personal data for EEA citizens.…