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lecture: Privacy Design Strategies
Doing well is good enough
Privacy laws are complex and vague. They offer little concrete guidelines for engineers. Privacy design strategies address this issue. They translate vague legal norms into concrete design goals. These can be used to start the conversation on how to design your system in a privacy friendly way from the very start. The outcome is a system that addresses privacy well, but may not be perfect. But that is good enough!
Many organisations struggle with privacy by design. They don't know what it is. Yet new European privacy laws require them to practice it.
Privacy design strategies help to make privacy by design concrete. They translate fuzzy legal norms into technical design goals. These can be used to start the conversation on how to design your system in a privacy friendly way from the very start.
A common misconception in the technical community is that privacy is only protected if no, or the absolute minimal amount of personal information is collected. This approach fails to deliver real solutions to pressing problems and is not helpful towards organisations that want to do well. Here perfection is the enemy of the good.
Doing well is good enough,