ISO preparing to adopt ISO 31700 privacy-by-design standard

13/01/2023 | IT World Canada

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is set to adopt ISO 31700 on privacy by design on 8 February. The new standard will not require conformity when it first comes online. Instead, the standard will feature 30 requirements and guidance on privacy-by-design principles to enable consumers to "enforce their privacy rights, assigning relevant roles and authorities, providing privacy information to consumers, conducting privacy risk assessments, establishing and documenting requirements for privacy controls, how to design privacy controls, lifecycle data management, and preparing for and managing a data breach." Global Privacy and Security by Design Centre Executive Director Ann Cavoukian said: "We're hoping privacy will be pro-actively embedded in the design of [an organisation's] operations and it will complement data protection laws," Global Privacy and Security by Design Centre Executive Director Ann Cavoukian said.

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