Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has announced the inaugural group of Privacy by Design (PbD) Ambassadors. The ambassadors program was established to publicly recognize individuals' and organizations' efforts to build privacy into their businesses and technologies on a daily basis. "With the ease that vast amounts of personal information can otherwise be collected and potentially misused, companies and government organizations can't treat privacy as an afterthought...it has to be built in from the outset, as the default option," Cavoukian said. The group includes 27 international ambassadors, including European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx and New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff. Editor's note: Learn how Privacy by Design is being implemented by organizations, regulators and privacy advocates around the world in the Privacy Academy preconference session, "Practical Privacy by Design: A Hands-On Workshop."
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