Data & Privacy - Privacy Transformation
Privacy by Design and by Default
Data privacy is key to any business due to regulations, such as the GDPR. Implementing the Privacy by Design and by Default principles in systems at an early stage can prevent subsequent problems and costly re-design.
New technology? Legacy systems? Personal data is everywhere – how should you ensure privacy?
Regulatory expectations, such as the GDPR, are increasing the pressure on companies to place privacy considerations at the center of their decision-making and strategic process implementation, but it is also important to consider privacy in the development and implementation of technical solutions.
Common challenges in this area are as follows:
- Privacy has not been considered properly at the various stages when designing and developing new systems. As a result, problems may arise that could prove substantially costly, allow key risk areas to go unnoticed or otherwise cause the organization not to have the regulatory or technical functionality expected of a modern business, which will affect its reputation and put it at risk of large fines.
- Existing systems or legacy systems were designed at a time where there was less (or no) focus on data privacy and built accordingly. As such, they may lack features such as deletion, anonymisation of data, distinct data extraction, as well as vulnerable infrastructure.
- Most businesses are undergoing digital transformations relying on applications and (personal) data for their operations. However, do your developers know exactly what to be aware of? The complexity of expected privacy settings can often turn into a business risk. Are matters such as pseudonymisation, encryption of data in transit and at rest, and the effect of processing activities properly assessed?
- Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) are a key mechanism in managing privacy risks when developing new systems and processes. Knowing when to employ them, and which questions to ask within them, is key to managing potential high-risk activities, employing appropriate mitigating measures and securing data subjects’ rights.
At Deloitte, we understand how these problems can affect a business, and we have in-depth knowledge of and experience of making business processes and IT solutions comply with regulations, fulfill obligations towards stakeholders and protect data while being considerate of business needs.
Deloitte offers a holistic range of tailored solutions to ensure that Privacy by Design and by Default measures mitigate privacy risks within your business while meeting the obligations expected towards citizens, customers and other stakeholders in a manner that minimises the day-to-day privacy strain on the business.
Deloitte offers a wide range of services relating to Privacy by Design and by Default:
If you require best-in-class service in relation to Data Protection by Design and by Default principles, please get in touch with one of our teams today.
We have the legal, business analytical and IT engineering capabilities required to minimise privacy risks in digital projects.