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 this term with the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In particular, the regulation provided the implementation of technical and organizational measures designed with data protection authorities in mind.
However, design secrecy is an idea invented a long time ago by Ann Cavoukian. Based on this idea, the former Ontario Commissioner for Information and Personal Data attempted to address the ever-increasing and systemic impact of Information and Communication Technologies on our privacy.
As Ann Cavoukian pointed out, “Privacy by Design advances the view that the future of privacy cannot be assured solely by compliance with regulatory frameworks; rather, privacy assurance must ideally become an organization’s default mode of operation.”