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Cavoukian: “So Glad You Didn’t Say That”

PRIVACY COMMUNITY

January 17, 2014

In the latest response in an ongoing Privacy Perspectives dialogue, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian responds to this week’s post by Oxford Prof. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. “My first thought … was, ‘I’m so glad he didn’t mean that!’ In sum, Mayer-Schönberger assures me that our views are aligned as follows: The belief that individuals have an interest in privacy protection; privacy should be anchored in the OECD Fair Information Practice Principles; the public should have control over their personal information, and privacy does not impede innovation,” she writes. Cavoukian later writes, “it is nonetheless important to voice other perspectives, such as Privacy by Design, that are not currently reflected in his view of how the OECD principles should be revised,” noting she will hold a live webinar on January 24 on the topic “Big Data Calls for Big Privacy—Not Only Big Promises” with Commissioner Alexander Dix, Professor Khaled El Emam and CDT President Nuala O’Connor, CIPP/US. Mayer-Schönberger participates in a separate webinar, “Privacy Models: The Next Evolution,” alongside Fred Cate, O’Connor, David Hoffman and Peter Cullen, on January 21.
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