The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) thismonth released a voluntary online privacy framework to enable better privacy engineering practices that support privacy by design concepts and help organizations protect individuals' privacy.
A collaborative effort between NIST and organizational and individual stakeholders in the public and private sectors, the document, entitled "NIST Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management," can support organizations in the following specific ways:
According to NIST, the Privacy Frameworkthrough a risk- and outcome-based approachis flexible enough to address diverse privacy needs, enable more innovative and effective solutions that can lead to better outcomes for individuals and organizations, and stay current with technology trends, such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The document asserts that the use of existing and emerging standards will enable economies of scale and drive the development of systems, products, and services that meet identified market needs while being mindful of the privacy needs of individuals.
See the related news items: