Privacy by Design is the practice of building data privacy into IT products and services by default. It’s a practice that makes privacy a fundamental requirement of IT along with uptime and other IT basics.
This concept might sound new, but it builds on long-standing IT security practices such as authentication, authorization, and accounting – the well-known AAA of IT security. In this post, I’ll discuss the importance of AAA for data privacy and highlight ways that integration can help enterprises ensure that customer data is always protected and tracked.
Let’s begin with a quick overview of what AAA means.
You can see why AAA matters for data privacy. Authentication ensures that an enterprise knows who is accessing customer data. Authorization ensures that users can only access and manipulate that data if they’re allowed to. Accounting ensures that whatever happens to that data is logged for possible review.
Here’s where integration comes in.
Integration moves data from here to there, reliably and securely. In a modern enterprise architecture, integration might connect a cloud application to microservices running on another vendor’s cloud platform. Or it might connect legacy ERP application running on-premises to a new cloud service supporting mobile apps. These days, it’s an absolute requirement that an integration platform be able to connect easily to any kind of data source or destination, whether it’s a business application on-premises, a data lake in the cloud, a standard technology protocol such as FTP or JSON, an API, an EDI network, or a data stream.
But to promote data privacy, an integration platform has to do more than support all these types of connections. It has to work with an organization’s capabilities for authentication, authorization, and accounting. Fortunately, modern integration can do just that.
Join Boomi and Slalom on April 29 at 10 a.m. PDT for a live webinar to learn how a policy of Privacy by Design can help your organization save money, reduce risk and better serve customers. Register here.
An integration platform can help IT organizations implementing a Privacy by Design strategy for their enterprise architecture.
Companies collect data because it’s useful. Using data involves moving it from here to there, from storage to analytics or to automated workflows or some other destination as part of business processes. And you can't move data without integration.
A modern data integration platform ensures that only authenticated users and processes can access data, that access is limited to authorized users and processes, and that all data access and transmission is logged for review and compliance.
As data privacy regulations multiply and public scrutiny of companies’ handling of personal data intensifies, more organizations will recognize the advantage of adopting Privacy by Design. They’ll see that building data privacy into their IT operations is more cost-effective and rewarding than treating privacy as an afterthought.
To build privacy into IT architectures requires integration. To provide the most airtight data privacy controls possible, IT organizations should invest in an integration platform that:
Compliance requires Privacy by Design, and effective design requires secure, flexible integration.
On April 29 at 10 a.m. PDT, join Boomi and Slalom for a live webinar to learn how a policy of Privacy by Design can help your organization save money, reduce risk and better serve customers. Register here.
To learn more about integration strategies to support data privacy, contact a Boomi integration specialist today.