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Alternative Digital Citizenship

Blog courtesy of, PbD Ambassador, Dan Blum. At the end of the free Internet, as the borders go up, people may seek alternative digital citizenship. Following dramatic revelations of state surveillance in 2013, and then a U.S. court ruling against Net Neutrality in 2014, it should be clear to everyone that the relatively borderless Internet is becoming […]

National Privacy & Data Governance Congress – Call for Presentations

This flagship event will bring together professionals from industry and government to explore practical strategies for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s changes. The Program Advisory Committee is interested in high-quality submissions for presentations that will enable attendees to gain clarity about the issues relating to the Congress theme: Risky Business – Embracing Privacy and Data Governance […]

With risks revealed, information privacy in the cloud grabs attention

PbD Ambassador, Elsé Khoury, addresses the positive-sum approach in this article on cloud computing: While cloud computing is the hottest of hot topics, businesses can be lukewarm when it comes to privacy, security and information governance in the cloud. But recent events such as Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance at the National Security Administration have turned […]

Trust Frameworks: The Next Big Thing for Privacy

Blog courtesy of PbD Ambassador Dan Blum, Principal Consultant, Respect Network Dec 17, 2013 Trust frameworks are the second architectural element in the Big Privacy framework for infusing privacy into Big Data and other online processes I contributed to the Big Privacy Paper and in this series of posts am walking through all seven architectural elements. Last week […]

Policy Framework to Accommodate the Digital Environment

Excerpt from: Court Information Management: Policy Framework to Accommodate the Digital Environment Discussion Paper prepared by Jo Sherman for the Canadian Judicial Council Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D. developed the term ‘Privacy by Design’ during the 1990’s to capture the notion that privacy should be embedded into the early design of an organizations technology solutions […]

European Commission official warns that “new thinking” is needed for the future of privacy

Blog courtesy of Simon Davies A European Commission official has warned that implementation of new privacy rules in the EU will present a substantial challenge to technologists and lawmakers in the face of ubiquitous information systems. Gérald Santucci, head of the Commission’s Knowledge Sharing Unit set out his views in a personal capacity in a […]

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, appointed Executive Director of the Ryerson University Institute for Privacy and Big Data

Toronto, ON (March 19, 2014) – Ryerson University today announced the appointment of Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, as the Executive Director of the new Ryerson University Institute for Privacy and Big Data. Currently a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson, Dr. Cavoukian’s appointment will take effect at the conclusion of her unprecedented […]

Privacy by Design: A Personal Example

Blog courtesy of PbD Ambassador Matt Muller, Product and Design Associate, Jan 14, 2014 When you work in a technology-related field, you quickly discover that visiting family for the holidays means good food, gift exchanges, and… requests for tech support. Between setting up Grandma’s new iPod and figuring out why Uncle Mike’s laptop keeps showing pop-up […]

Privacy By Design: Have We Reached the Tipping Point?

Privacy by Design Ambassador Dan Blum attended Dr. Cavoukian’s presentation to the U.S. Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus last week and was very impressed by what he heard. In a new post for Security Architect, he ponders if we have finally reached the tipping point for more privacy regulation and the wider adoption of the principles of Privacy by Design. He also […]