Interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments on the ISO proposal for a new field of activity on “Privacy by Design for Consumer Goods and Services.”
The proposal specifies the design process to provide consumer goods and services that meet consumers’ domestic processing privacy needs, in addition to personal privacy requirements and data protection. Click here to view the proposal.
The proposal also details how the standard could help to protect consumers from privacy invasion, including fraud and ransom demands, as well as privacy-breaking exploits resulting from lost and stolen personal data and high-jacking of consumer devices.
The protection of children and vulnerable consumers are outlined as particular areas of concern in the scope document.
Work in this area responds to consumer devices that have been harnessed by hackers to attack organizations—including critical infrastructure—making a standard specific to the privacy challenges of consumer goods and services a priority. The proposal also notes that there is a need for a privacy standard that focuses on consumers, rather than being organization-specific.
As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is inviting all relevant stakeholders to submit comments. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to review the proposal, which includes a list of relevant and existing documents at the international, regional, and national levels, and stakeholder categories that may benefit from the proposal.
Comments can be emailed to ANSI Senior Director of International Policy Steve Cornish at email@example.com by close of business October 27.
Based on this feedback, the ANSI ISO Council will approve an ANSI position and submit comments to ISO before the December 7 deadline.