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Privacy commissioner co-authors paper with Oracle

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Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, and Oracle's director of product management, Marc Chanliau have released a white paper entitled "Privacy and Security by Design: A Convergence of Paradigms" to mark Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28).

According to a release issued by the Commissioner, the paper “explores how the concepts of Security by Design and Privacy by Design are complementary and how it is necessary to intertwine the two proactively in the planning stages.”

The paper can be downloaded from the IPC website here:

“Security and privacy are integral to an organization’s priorities, project objectives, design processes, and planning operations,” said Cavoukian in the release. “By taking a proactive approach, it is indeed possible, and far more desirable, to embed both privacy and security! Why settle for one when you can have both? Gain a competitive advantage and make privacy payoff by embedding it along with security.”

Commissioner Cavoukian has also posted a message on YouTube commenting on Privacy Day and its value.


Oracle has recently experienced problems with its programming language Java, which is widely embedded in commonplace apps. The U.S. federal government recently recommended that users disable Java in their browsers, while Apple remotely disabled it for users with up-to-date versions of its OS X operating system. Just last week, Oracle pledged to fix Java’s security problems and improve its communications efforts.

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