Artificial Intelligence will pave the way to future developments, provided that we embed an ethical framework into its design: AI and Ethics, by Design. Win/Win!
PDF fileUsing Privacy by Design to Achieve Big Data Innovation Without Compromising Privacy, external link, opens in new window
The argument that privacy stifles Big Data innovation reflects a dated, zero-sum mindset. It is a false dichotomy, consisting of unnecessary trade-offs between the benefits of Big Data and the protection of personal information within Big Data sets. In fact, the opposite is true—privacy drives innovation and it forces innovators to think creatively to find solutions that serve multiple functionalities. We need to abandon zero-sum thinking and adopt a positive-sum paradigm where both Big Data innovation and privacy may be achieved.
Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D.
PDF fileDe-Identification Protocols: Essential for Protecting Privacy, external link, opens in new window
Information is the new currency of our economy. Since the dawn of the digital era, information has become increasingly available, and at a scale previously unimaginable. According to IBM, each day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of information are being created and, over 90 percent of the information currently in existence has been created in the past two years.1 With technological advances, this information is also becoming easier to collect, retain, use, disclose and leverage for a wide range of secondary uses.
One of the most effective ways to protect the privacy of individuals is through strong de-identification. Despite suggestions to the contrary, de-identification, using proper de-identification techniques and reidentification risk management procedures, remains one of the strongest and most important tools in protecting privacy.
Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D.
Khaled El Emam, Ph.D.
PDF fileBYOD: (Bring Your Own Device) Is Your Organization Ready?, external link, opens in new window
Today across our nation, more than 27 million Canadians use mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, to stay in touch, study, work and shop. With 63 per cent of all wireless service subscribers using a smartphone, Canada has the third highest level of smartphone penetration in the world. Thanks to the significant private investments of national wireless carriers such as TELUS, 99 per cent of Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast now benefit from world-leading wireless networks and technology.
Ann Cavoukian. Ph.D.