July 14 - Avoiding the Pitfalls of Data Mining
Compliance Week interviewed Francoise Gilbert in connection with the article "Avoiding the Pitfalls of Data Mining." In order for companies to reduce their risk of liability arising from enforcement actions or litigation, Francoise advises companies to be transparent about their data handling practices - consumers should be made aware of what personally identifiably information is being collected, why it's being collected and with whom it may be shared. Francoise also highlights how the "privacy by design" concept should be adopted by companies when they are developing a new website or a mobile application. This approach would result in privacy protections being incorporated and embedded into the design and development of a product rather than being considered as an afterthought after the product launch.
There article is available here (subscription required).