Insights Information Commissioner’s Office publishes guidance to help user experience (UX) designers embed data protection by default

The ICO has produced new guidance to help UX designers, product managers and software engineers embed data protection into their products and services from the start.

The guidance looks at key privacy considerations for each stage of product design, from kick-off to post-launch. It includes both examples of good practice and practical steps that organisations can take to comply with data protection law when designing websites, apps or other technology products and services.

The ICO has also published a range of videos with experts, technologists and designers who discuss how to put privacy at the heart of responsible innovation. In the videos, leading technology firms discuss the realities of putting privacy into practice and industry experts discuss the latest regulatory developments in the product design process. To read the ICO’s press release in full and for a link to the new guidance, click here.