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SecureKey designated PbD ambassador by privacy commissioner

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SecureKey Technologies has been named a Privacy by Design (PbD) ambassador by the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian.

Privacy by Design is a concept that was developed by Cavoukian in the 1990s to address the ever-growing and systemic effects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and of large-scale networked data systems.

“I am delighted to welcome SecureKey Technologies as a PbD Ambassador,” said Cavoukian in a statement. “The company has built strong cryptographic authentication into its innovative products that is consistent with the principles of my Privacy by Design framework. SecureKey recognizes that personal data are best protected when strong privacy safeguards are built into new technologies, without sacrificing client convenience.”

The objectives of Privacy by Design’s seven foundational principles are:
1.  Proactive not Reactive
2.  Privacy as the Default Setting
3.  Privacy Embedded into Design
4.  Full Functionality
5.  End-to-End Security
6.  Visibility and Transparency
7.  Respect for User Privacy

“SecureKey’s innovative solutions for authentication, payment and identity are, at their very core, intended to proactively address privacy. This philosophy is central to the entire culture of the organization,” said Charles Walton, CEO, SecureKey. “We are honoured to be a Privacy by Design Ambassador.”


SecureKey recently launched a new authentication service for the Government of Canada that allows Canadians to use their bank authentication credentials to obtain access to online government services using Privacy by Design principles.

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