Mid-Atlantic Privacy: Individuals and Trust at the Forefront

Note: This post is part of a series on the Mid-Atlantic Privacy Compass. Over the following weeks, Commissioner White will explore each of its Compass Points in greater detail.

Abstract:

  • Use of personal information should keep the individual at its heart, and the organisation’s relationship to the individual should guide its decision-making.

  • Respecting the rights and preferences of the individual builds trust and deepens the relationship.

  • Tandem individual and corporate actions are needed to protect privacy, not an adversarial, oppositional approach.

 

Much ink and many photons have been spilled extolling the need to keep individuals at the forefront of privacy activities, so while I am more brief here, know that it is not for lack of importance. <