How to Implement a Cloud Privacy by Design System

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 06-03-2015 Email

In 1995, the concept of Privacy by Design was introduced in the report, "Privacy-enhancing Technologies," written by a joint team of Canadian and Dutch government computer scientists. Its goal was to take privacy into account during systems engineering and instill well-defined human values throughout. A new breed of vendors, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), is cropping up to monitor security in the cloud. Rajneesh Chopra, vice president of Product Management at cloud security firm Netskope, said there's friction between employees and IT administrators over the use and control of cloud apps. "The impulse for IT is to lock down unsanctioned, or shadow IT, cloud apps, but that may interfere with the work of employees who are increasingly using cloud apps to improve their processes and capabilities…IT departments are turning to software that helps monitor the use of apps and enforces corporate data policies (creating tension between IT admins, and employees) who want to do their job without worrying about data privacy." Chopra discusses what to expect from CASB vendors in their effort to provide security and privacy in concert with the seven principles of Privacy by Design.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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