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Privacy by design and privacy by default

Techniques for minimizing the privacy impact when processing personal data.

Privacy by design means that the privacy protection rules are taken into account already when IT systems and procedures are designed. It is a way to ensure that the General Data Protection Regulation’s requirements are complied with and that the data subjects’ rights are protected. The requirement for privacy by default means briefly that any entity processing personal data must itself ensure that personal data as standard is not processed unnecessarily. This might for example consist of the default settings for a social media service being set so that no more information than is necessary is collected, shared or displayed.

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Latest update: 18 May 2021