Privacy by Design


PECB MS alliance with KPMG: PECB MS is partnering with KPMG to launch a Privacy by Design Certification Program. PECB MS offers certification services for clients interested to become certified against the Privacy by Design Criteria.

General overview of the PbD CertificationPrivacy Certified outlines the general requirements for processes to be compliant with privacy as set forth in our standard. The annex for “Privacy by Design” contains the objective criteria which are used to evaluate and make a conformant certification decision. “Privacy by Design” is a frequently discussed topic in the realm of data protection. “Privacy by Design” is based on the principle that any action that an organization undertakes which involves processing personal data, must be done with data protection and privacy in mind at every step. This includes internal projects, product development, software development, IT systems, and much more. In practice, this means that the IT department, or any department that processes personal data, must ensure that privacy is intrinsically built into a system during the whole lifecycle of the system or process.

The foundations of the PECB MS Privacy by Design Certification are the Seven Foundational Principles of Privacy by Design, designed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.