Privacy by Design: The Gold Standard
Conference to promote taking a proactive approach to privacy at a time of increased data collection: Commissioner Cavoukian
The Commissioner is announcing a special conference - Privacy by Design: The Gold Standard - being held at the
To demonstrate the practical application of Privacy by Design, this year's conference focuses on the implementation of new technologies, business practices, and networked infrastructures, and how they deliver on the promise of PbD in a tangible manner. "Our theme - We did it ... so can you - builds on the practical successes that companies have achieved," said Commissioner Cavoukian.
Privacy experts will share their insights regarding a wide range of practices, including:
- the latest developments in privacy-protected video surveillance; - the use of state-of-the-art encryption to protect personal information on mobile devices; and - the impact of ubiquitous computing on home healthcare;
"Headlining our list of distinguished speakers are two visionaries who will set the stage for future applications of Privacy by Design," said the Commissioner -
A well-received feature of the first PbD conference was the compelling displays from exhibitors, with experts on hand to answer questions. Exhibitors with innovative privacy-related solutions this year will include CryptoMill Technologies, Nymity, Deloitte, and KMKP Engineering. Other exhibits will offer a look at the leading-edge, privacy-related work being done by a number of start-up companies working with Toronto-based innovation centre MaRS.
"A proactive approach is increasingly required to protect privacy today," said Commissioner Cavoukian. "Individuals are increasingly subjected to new forms of data collection from all kinds of organizations. The growth of privacy-invasive technologies such as biometrics, Radio Frequency Identifiers (RFIDs) and video surveillance has intensified the need to sharpen our focus on privacy and the best practices needed for data protection."
Privacy by Design is a term that Commissioner Cavoukian coined in the '90s when she began her campaign to enlist the support of technology to protect privacy, rather than encroach upon it. "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," said the Commissioner.