The Seven Principles of Privacy by Design for Visual Data Collection

  1. Proactive not Reactive, Preventative not Remedial
  • Privacy by Design principles is characterized by its proactive approach. This means that organizations are encouraged to not wait until it’s too late to begin considering privacy measures — in short, “Privacy by Design comes before the fact, not after”
  • Privacy should be the default setting within an organization — all IT systems should be equipped to ensure the users privacy.
  • Privacy should already be a key consideration in the first stages of product and/or service development. Therefore, organizations that implement this framework will fully integrate privacy into the design.
  • Privacy should come at a ‘win-win’ and should not sacrifice product quality, security or functionality at any stage. Privacy, security, and functionality should all work hand in hand.
  • Having been implemented at the start, the privacy by design measures ensure that the products and/or services are protected for their entire lifecycle. This ‘cradle to grave’ approach ensures lifecycle management of the information collected by organizations.
  • Organizations must be open regarding the business practices and what technology is being used to achieve these objectives.
  • Above all, the user’s privacy must come first — the privacy measures that organizations implement must be user-centric.
Overview Seven Principles Privacy by Design by Ann Couvakian
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