Privacy by Design
Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, developed a concept (Privacy by Design) to address the ever-growing and systemic effects of Information and Communication Technologies, and of large-scale networked data systems.
Privacy by Design extends to a “Trilogy” of encompassing applications: 1) IT systems; 2) accountable business practices; and 3) physical design and networked infrastructure.
Principles of Privacy by Design may be applied to all types of personal information, but should be applied with special vigour to sensitive data such as medical information and financial data. The strength of privacy measures tends to be commensurate with the sensitivity of the data.