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June 28, 2017

Research ethics by design: A collaborative research design proposal

Privacy by Design, a globally accepted framework for personal data management and privacy protection, advances the view that privacy cannot be assured solely by compliance with regulatory frameworks but must become an organisation’s default mode of operation. We are proposing a similar template for the research ethics review process.
November 27, 2017

An attempt at the secure use of GPS information by the PPC, Japan

The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) in Japan is going to introduce a legal scheme of “anonymously processed information” this year in order to facilitate high utilization of individuals’ information, while protecting privacy. This system can be made effective by implementing anonymous processing technology and its methods of operation in accordance with Privacy by Design.
November 27, 2017

Privacy By Design – Ready For Takeoff

Privacy By Design (PbD) was developed by former Ontario, Canada Information & Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian in the late 1990s. As a framework of foundational principles for protecting individual consumer’s data privacy rights, PbD’s promotion of strong privacy defaults, effective notice, and empowerment of user-friendly privacy options has been widely acclaimed by privacy professionals worldwide. Yet it would be wrong to say that the principles of PbD have been aggressively applied in actual practice. Why not?
November 27, 2017

How Blockchain Will Allow Banks To Become Brokers of Personal Data

Today’s announcement by six banks that they are jointly investing $20.5 million ($27 milion CDN) in a fin-tech start-up called SecureKey is part of an ambitious plan to roll out a national digital identity network in Canada that aims to offer a secure way for consumers to exchange all types of personal data.