February 3, 2023 |
David Krebs and Amanda Cutinha author an article for DataGuidance on Privacy by Design:
Digital technology has and is continuing to transform the ways in which we interact with ourselves, each other, and the world at large. However, the benefits of digital technology need to be balanced with the rights of individuals to privacy.
This balancing effort was seen most recently in the adoption of new technology amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Former Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, noted that the pandemic had ‘accelerated the digital revolution’, bringing new technology that fuelled social good but that carried with it risks for the privacy rights of individuals.