The Privacy-By-Design approach is a way of creating (software) systems, in which one of the main objectives is to care about privacy and data security. The attention to preserving this assumption is maintained throughout the whole process of designing and implementing the system.

The Privacy-By-Design approach is based on seven principles:

  • Prevention, rather than dealing with the consequences (proactive, not reactive).
  • Privacy is the “default setting” (not an additional function of the system).
  • Privacy is “embedded into design” of the constructed system.
  • Privacy may not cause loss of functionality.
  • End-to-end security – full lifecycle protection.
  • Transparency and clarity of the solutions.
  • Respect for the user and their privacy.

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