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The term “Privacy by Design” was coined by Ann Cavoukian, the former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada and now Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University.  According to Cavoukian, “Privacy by Design refers to the philosophy and approach of embedding privacy into the design, operation and management of information technologies and systems, across the entire information life cycle.”

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has advised organizations to embrace Privacy by Design: “Although many companies already incorporate substantive and procedural privacy protections into their business practices,industry should implement privacy by design more systematically. A number of commenters, including those representing industry, supported staff’s call that companies ‘build in’ privacy, with several of these commenters citing to the broad international recognition and adoption of privacy by design. The Commission is encouraged to see broad support for this concept, particularly in light of the increasingly global nature of data transfers.”

What does Privacy by Design entail? To effectively design for privacy, one must identify and assess the various privacy issues that might arise. Doing so can be challenging because privacy is a broad and complex concept.

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Professor Solove has designed a short training module (~15 minutes) about Privacy by Design to provide clear and concrete guidance about how to design for privacy. Professor Solove uses his well-known and widely-used taxonomy of privacy to explain how to identify the various privacy issues that might arise with new products or services.

Solove Taxonomy of Privacy

This privacy awareness training course will be helpful to engineers and designers of programs, software, websites, and other products or services that could implicate privacy. The course is also useful for the entire privacy compliance team.  The course provides a roadmap and framework to help people spot privacy issues and understand their implications.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the “Privacy by Design” philosophy
  • Learn how to design for privacy and data protection
  • Learn how to identify the privacy issues that can arise with new products or services


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    About TeachPrivacy and Our Training Philosophy

    Daniel Solove Privacy Awareness Training TeachPrivacy was founded by Professor Daniel J. Solove, the leading expert on privacy and data security law. He is deeply involved in the creation of all training programs because he believes that training works best when made by subject-matter experts and by people with extensive teaching experience.

    According to Professor Solove: “Great training isn’t about slickness or tricks. It is about teaching. The goal is to make people understand, care, and remember. Great training is made with genuine passion – to make people love training, it must be made with love. Excellent substance is essential. The material must be explained clearly, understandably, and concretely. The content must be short and to the point – and it must be engaging. Slickness and gimmicks can’t compensate for lackluster substance.”

    TeachPrivacy provides privacy awareness training, information security awareness training, phishing training, HIPAA training, FERPA training, PCI training, as well as training on many other privacy and security topics.

    Professor Solove is a law professor at George Washington University Law School. He has taught for 15 years, has published 10 books and more than 50 articles, including the leading textbook on information privacy law and a short guidebook on the subject. His LinkedIn blog has more than 900,000 followers. Click here for more information about Professor Solove.