Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, talks about Privacy by Design (PbD). PbD is a concept developed to ensure privacy by making it the default.

Privacy is about freedom. It is the right to be left alone… and to control what others know about us, and when.

Privacy by Design is a proactive approach to protecting privacy by building it right into how technologies, business practices, and physical spaces are designed, and how they are used. It anticipates and prevents privacy invasions before they happen.

It’s also a way of making sure that the privacy and freedom that we enjoy today continue to exist into the future.

Find out more about Privacy by Design, and what you can do to help shape the future of technology at

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