In my opinion, the passage of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May of this year is already changing this mind set, bringing PbD to top of mind as personal operations are adjusted to comply with new GDPR rules. For example, GDPR Article 7 mandates stronger default consent, Article 12 mandates higher transparency standards, and Article 25 specifically mandates data protection by design and default.
In short, the EU’s GDPR initiative has already given PbD new visibility and vigor. Positive-sum change is on the way… not just to Europe, but across the world.
Parenthetically, Dr. Cavoukian is keeping up with change as well. having recently founded GPS by Design, a follow-on to the PbD initiative, now expanded to a global privacy and security focus. PrivacyCheq supports GPS by Design, and works to promote its acceptance.