Organizations can gain respect & public trust by adopting best practices
against cyberbullying, Internet abuse and privacy attacks
TORONTO, May 31, 2014 /CNW/ - At the Forum on social media safety hosted
by the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth,
Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian and KnowledgeFlow founder
Claudiu Popa officially introduced Cybersafety by Design™ (CbD), a free and open, authoritative platform for building safe
sites, responsible initiatives and trustworthy technologies without
hidden features and dark pattern techniques.
CbD's 7 simple principles of online safety are designed to elegantly
control and minimize the threat of cyberbullying, online abuse and
Anticipate and Defuse Online Threats
Cybersafety by Default
Integrity Embedded into Design
Functional Experiences Optimized for Cybersafety
Clarity and Simplicity in Execution
Vigilance & Awareness, not Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt
Protect Free, Responsible Expression
"Adopting these principles across Canada is the smartest way for
government agencies and companies designing products, websites, mobile
technologies and programs to consistently ensure that rich
functionality can coexist with protective safeguards" said Claudiu Popa, a certified privacy and security professional. "Apply the principles, document your work and contact us to feature your
project. Your group or organization may qualify to become a Cybersafety
Commissioner Cavoukian, a KnowledgeFlow Champion and Cybersafety by
Design™ advisor, warned that a climate where surveillance and
warrantless access can represent as much of an invasion of privacy as
the Internet's malicious trolls. And now Canadians are faced with the
spectre of potentially invasive legislation and aggressive new
Designed to act as a springboard towards effective protection for caring
educators, savvy software developers, concerned parents and law
enforcement, the foundational CbD document is freely downloadable from
the Commissioner's website or from the shortcut: http://popa.ca/CbDPrinciples. CbD training and educational workshops are available from KnowledgeFlow.ca.
About the Company:
The KnowledgeFlow Educational Foundation is Canada's first cyber safety
initiative built on a solid backbone of professional expertise in
security and privacy.
Its mission: "to shatter the comfort of those who shamefully hide behind electronic
veils of secrecy and anonymity to exploit children, prey upon the weak
and strike fear into our families; and to accomplish these goals
without introducing fear, uncertainty and doubt".
Parent firm Informatica is Canada's leading provider of security testing
and privacy reviews.
Informatica is a recognized Privacy by Design Ambassador by Ontario's
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and member of
Canada's largest-ever pro-privacy coalition with OpenMedia.ca.
SOURCE: Informatica Corporation - Information Security Management
For further information:
Claudiu Popa, Founder, KnowledgeFlow
1 Yonge St. Toronto, Canada