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'Privacy by Design' Helps MPAC Deliver Real Business Value

Published: 17 September 2013

ID: G00247930

Analyst(s): Carsten Casper


IT leaders who embrace "privacy by design" in technology architectures can transform compliance efforts into competitive business advantage. Ontario's Municipal Property Assessment Corp. used privacy-by-design principles and reduced the time to resolve property value disputes by 30%.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Apply Privacy-by-Design Principles
    • Be Proactive, Not Reactive
    • Enforce Privacy as a Default Setting
    • Embed Privacy Into Design
    • Enable Full Functionality
    • Require End-to-End Security
    • Provide Full Visibility and Transparency
    • Employ Deep Respect for User Privacy
  • Highlight the Business Value of Privacy
  • Ensure Privacy by Design Evolves Beyond the Design Phase, Because Operational Issues Will Arise in the Future
    • Ensure In-Memory Processing Is Scalable When the Demand for Data Grows
    • Employ Tools for the Analysis of Big Data; the Deidentification of Individuals Cannot Be Taken for Granted and Will Affect the IT Architecture
    • Be Prepared to Adjust Your Provider's Plans If It Expands Internationally and Becomes Subject to U.S. Legislation
  • Conclusions

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