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Commissioners Approve PbD Resolution

PRIVACY LAW

October 29, 2010

At their annual conference in Jerusalem, international data protection and privacy commissioners today approved a landmark resolution recognizing privacy by design (PbD), a concept coined by Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, Science 2.0 reports. The resolution, co-sponsored by Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and commissioners from Berlin, New Zealand, the Czech Republic and Estonia, encourages privacy as the default and invites commissioners to promote that privacy be built into companies as the default mode. It also encourages commissioners to foster PbD's foundation principles into privacy policies, and to push for legislation and research on PbD in their jurisdictions, the report states. At the event, Cavoukian called the current moment a tipping point for privacy.
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