Planning for Privacy

Privacy by Design

Privacy by design is not a new concept. It was discussed back in the 1970s. Its framework was further developed in the 1990s by then-Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ann Cavoukian. According to Cavoukian’s explanatory document on PbD (Privacy by Design), privacy must become an integral part of design processes, policies, procedures, and protocols.

At its simplest, privacy by design means data protection through technology design. The idea of privacy by design means that human values are considered at every step of the way in the engineering process.

The Seven Principles of Privacy by Design

The Privacy by Design framework has seven basic principles that reflect the idea that privacy protection should form part of the initial project development and not become a consideration after a breach has already occurred.


The privacy by design approach is characterized by proactive rather than reactive measures. It anticipates and prevents invasive events before they happen. As opposed to waiting for privacy risks to develop and then dealing with them. Privacy by design does not offer remedies for resolving privacy breaches once they have happened.


Privacy by design ensures that personal data are automatically protected in any IT system or business practice. No action is required on the part of the individual to protect their privacy. It is built into the system by default.


Privacy by design is embedded into the design architecture of IT systems and businesses. Privacy becomes an essential component of the core functionality being delivered.

Full functionality

Privacy by design aims to accommodate all legitimate interests and objectives in a positive-sum “win-win” manner, rather than a zero-sum approach, where unnecessary trade-offs are made.

End-to-end security

Privacy by design extends securely throughout the entire lifecycle of the data. This ensures that all data are kept securely and then securely destroyed at the end of the process.

Visibility and transparency

Privacy by design ensures that all component parts and operations remain visible and transparent to users and providers alike.

Respect for user privacy

Most importantly, privacy by design requires architects and operators to keep the interests of the individual uppermost. It must offer strong privacy defaults, appropriate notice, and user-friendly options.

Privacy Please

Benefits of Privacy by Design

Privacy by design aims to reduce privacy risk and build trust. Implementing privacy by design can identify potential problems at an early stage and address these problems promptly. It is always good practice to increase the awareness of data protection and privacy. Indeed, organizations have a legal obligation to ensure data protection and data breaches can be costly.

DATALLATE and Privacy by Design

Here at DATALATTE, we are developing an open-source architecture for our users. We are working on data pipelines in a decentralized way. This means that no one, not even DATALATTE has control of your data. No one can see your data and your privacy is maintained. We believe that Big Tech has failed its users by blatantly disregarding their rights to privacy. By contrast, DATALATTE is true to the nature of web3 because we build our privacy by design architecture in a way that no one ever gets to abuse the rights of our users.

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