Technology myths shattered: Privacy in the digital age”

An invited presentation to a Pacific meeting of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) 7 May 2014.

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  • The intersection between privacy and big data – is the law really so far behind?
  • How can privacy enforcement staff better engage with IT to encourage proactive privacy compliance?


Data Privacy is …

  • Not a thing but a state
  • More about what you don’t do
  • Not much about security
  • Not at all about secrecy (few really want anonymity)
  • Never perfect
  • At odds with many IT requirements
  • Reducible in system design
  • Alive and kicking.
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