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What are the 7 Principles of Privacy by Design?
Topics: Data Privacy
By Calligo on 17 December 2019
Why are the "7 Principles of Privacy by Design" important?
Privacy by Design is one of the key principles of data optimization – the art and science of making the most of your business’ data without compromising your legal obligations or data ethics.
It’s not just a framework to aspire to; privacy laws, such as GDPR explicitly mandate that organizations need to consider Privacy by Design at the earliest stages possible of any project, and throughout the entire lifecycle. This is key to ensuring ongoing adherence to the regulation – and many more as the structure of GDPR is emulated in more and more territories’ own privacy legislation.
When are the 7 Principles of Privacy by Design relevant?
Fundamentally, if any activity is dependent upon or even tangentially connected to, the use of personal data (so, most activities then), Privacy by Design is essential to ensure that you are continuously treating your data subjects legally, appropriately and frankly, ethically.
1. Proactive not reactive; preventative not remedial
The seven principles of Privacy by Design enable organizations to design better products and ensure that they are privacy-compliant from the very start.
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