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ACM Releases Statement on Importance of Preserving Personal Privacy

The Association for Computing Machinery’s US Public Policy Council (USACM) released a Statement on the Importance of Preserving Personal Privacy yesterday. USACM is advocating for privacy within emerging technologies, specifically Big Data and the Internet of Things. The organization hopes to “provide a basis for building data privacy into modern technological systems.”

The statement focuses on the following “Foundational Privacy Principles and Practices”:

  • Fairness
  • Transparency
  • Collection Limitation and Minimization
  • Individual Control
  • Data Integrity and Quality
  • Data Security
  • Data Retention and Disposal
  • Privacy Enhancement
  • Management and Accountability
  • Risk Management

The biggest take away from the ACM’s statement is that innovation does not need to come at the expense of user privacy. The statement encourages building systems that are private by design to improve them as a whole. If more companies kept this framework in mind, user information would certainly be more private, across all industries.

View the official statement here.

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