OASIS Privacy by Design Documentation for Software Engineers (PbD-SE) TC

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Enabling privacy to be embedded into IT system design and architecture


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Gershon Janssen talks with ComputerWeekly about PMRM in "IoT benefits and privacy not mutually exclusive", 30 Apr 2015.

PbD-SE TC chairs publish article, "Privacy Policies Are Not Enough: We Need Software Transparency", 24 Jun 2014.

Participation in the OASIS PbD-SE TC is open to all interested parties. Contact join@oasis-open.org for more information.


The OASIS PbD-SE TC provides privacy governance and documentation standards for software engineers. It enables software organizations to embed privacy into the design and architecture of IT systems, without diminishing system functionality.

The PbD-SE TC work follows the Seven Foundational Principles of Privacy by Design:

  1. Proactive not Reactive; Preventative Not Remedial
  2. Privacy as the Default Setting
  3. Privacy Embedded into Design
  4. Full Functionality - Positive-Sum, Not Zero-Sum
  5. End-to-End Security - Full Lifecycle Protection
  6. Visibility and Transparency - Keep It Open
  7. Respect for User Privacy - Keep It User-Centric

PbD-SE offers a privacy extension/complement to OMG’s Unified Modeling Language (UML) and serves as a complement to OASIS’ eXtensible Access Control Mark-up Language (XACML) and Privacy Management Reference Model (PMRM).

For more information on PbD-SE, see the TC Charter.



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