Privacy engineering is an approach to business process and technology architecture that combines various methodologies in design, deployment and governance. Properly implemented, it yields an end result with both:
Easily accessible functionality to fulfill the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) eight privacy principles and,
Mitigation against the impact of a breach of personal data by reimagining defense in depth from a privacy-centric vantage.
The process involves ongoing re-calculation and re-balancing of the risk to the individual data owner while preserving optimum utility for personal data- processing use cases.