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Fwd: Landmark PbD Resolution Adopted to Preserve the Future of Privacy

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 16:00:16 +0100
To: privacy <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-Id: <201011021600.16335.rigo@w3.org>
Hi all, 

just to note that the conference in Jerusalem resulted in a resolution that is 
relevant for us here. What does "privacy by design"  mean for the Web?


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Subject: Landmark PbD Resolution Adopted to Preserve the Future of Privacy
Date: Monday 01 November 2010
From: Angus Fisher <Angus.Fisher@ipc.on.ca>
To: Angus Fisher <Angus.Fisher@ipc.on.ca>

Dear colleague,

As you know, Dr. Ann Cavoukian has long been an advocate of embedding privacy 
into the very fabric of new technologies and business practices.  Indeed, she 
has predicted that the future of privacy depends on it.

Her concept of Privacy by Design has now reached a tipping point - just last 
week, a worldwide assembly of regulators gathered at the annual International 
Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference and unanimously adopted 
Dr. Cavoukian's landmark Privacy by Design resolution.

The Privacy by Design Resolution<http://www.privacybydesign.ca/publications/> 
(attached) recognizes PbD as an "essential component of fundamental privacy 
protection." It also:

 *   Encourages the adoption of the principles of Privacy by Design as part of 
an organization's default mode of operation; and

 *   Invites Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to promote Privacy by 
Design, foster the incorporation of its Foundational Principles in privacy 
policy and legislation in their respective jurisdictions, and encourage 
research into PbD.

Not surprisingly, there has been significant international coverage of this 
event, including the attached article from Europe - also available online 
More information regarding Privacy by Design, as well as a forum to share your 
PbD ideas and experiences, can be found at 


Angus Fisher
Director of Communications
Information & Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada
2 Bloor Street East, 14th Floor
Toronto, Ontario  M4W 1A8
Phone: 416 326 3902
Fax: 416 325 9195

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