The ICO recently issued some comprehensive guidance on the use of Privacy Enhancing technologies (“PET’s”) to help organisations demonstrate compliance with the principle of data protection by design and by default. The guidance draw together strands of existing works and adds to it.
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) refers to PETs as ‘software and hardware solutions, i.e. systems encompassing technical processes, methods or knowledge to achieve specific privacy or data protection functionality or to protect against risks of privacy of an individual or a group of natural persons’.
The article is quite detailed, and is certainly worth reading if you are about to start a project involving personal data, and we recommend that your DPO produces a PET approach that you can use for all projects involving the processing of personal data. You can read the guidance from the ICO using the link https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/media-centre/news-and-blogs/2022/09/ico-publishes-guidance-on-privacy-enhancing-technologies/
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