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Privacy by design and by default, what is it?

Are you struggling to keep track of the strict rules and guidelines for handling personal data as required by GDPR? You are not alone. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) emphasizes the importance of “privacy by design” and “privacy by default” in protecting sensitive personal information. These two concepts have distinct meanings, but both are essential for developing and operating products and services that meet GDPR requirements.

Privacy by design

Privacy by design is the incorporation of privacy considerations into the design and development of systems, products, and services. It means that privacy is considered from the outset and built into the very foundations of a system. One way to implement privacy by design is by using Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) such as encryption, pseudonymization, and access control.

Data minimization is a key principle that focuses on only collecting, using, and storing the minimum amount of personal data necessary. For instance, companies should only collect necessary data, like name and address when a customer is making a purchase, and be transparent about the reason for collecting any additional data.

Privacy by default is all about making sure that default settings are as protective of personal privacy as possible. IT applications such as internet browsers and business software should protect personal data in their default settings. Additionally, personal data should not be made available for use or sharing with third parties unless a user actively indicates they want it to be.

Transparency is key when it comes to protecting privacy. People should be provided with clear and detailed information about how personal data is collected, stored, used, and potentially shared. Companies can increase transparency by giving people access to their own data and the ability to manage it, which helps to build trust and gives individuals control over their personal data.

In conclusion, GDPR compliance requires a commitment to both privacy by design and privacy by default. While it may require extra effort, keeping personal data safe is worth it for the protection of your customers and clients.

Your Solution for Digital Privacy Protection

In today’s digital age, privacy is of utmost importance. At Nixon Digital, we understand that safeguarding personal information is crucial to building trust with your customers. That’s why we offer a platform that helps companies identify and control their digital landscape, ensuring that they are doing everything possible to protect privacy.

Our platform is designed to optimize and maintain privacy by default, making it easy for your organization to be proactive in safeguarding personal data. It checks for vital elements such as cookie consent, third-party cookie consent, and valid SSL to maintain privacy and trust with customers.

With Nixon Digital, you can rest assured that your organization is protected. We have your back when it comes to privacy, so you can focus on building a strong relationship with your customers. Trust us to keep your digital landscape safe and secure.