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Report on the Beware of Surveillance Design Symposium

Source: GPS by Design

Saturday, Jan. 28 marks International Data Privacy Day and Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian held a Beware of Surveillance Design Symposium to discuss the Canadian government’s proposed “lawful access” legislation.

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Marie Wallace: Privacy by design: humanizing analytics

Source: GPS by Design

One big ethical question looms over all the excitement about the potential of big data: how do we maintain privacy while gleaning insight from all of this collected information? Marie Wallace offers some fresh thinking on the topic. One of the ideas she shares is to encourage transparency…to have retailers share some of the assumptions they’re making about us – as they’re advertising to us.

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Snowden Calls On Developers To Champion Privacy By Design

Source: GPS by Design

Speaking at the Hope X conference taking place in New York this weekend, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden put out a call for developers to build systems that protect privacy and constitutional rights by design. He also revealed his own intention to work on developing privacy protecting technology.

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