CA Technologies Partners on Advancing Privacy by Design to Build GDPR Compliance into Software Design

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced its participation in the
“Privacy and Data Protection for Engineers” (PDP4E) European research
project which aims to provide software engineers with innovative tools
and methodologies to systematically apply Privacy by Design (PbD) into
the applications they create. This will help users of these applications
to more-easily comply with legislation such as the European Union
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and privacy related
international standards.

“We know that for privacy protection to be effective, it must be
proactively addressed throughout the entire software development cycle –
a process we call “Privacy by Design,” said Otto Berkes, EVP & CTO, CA
Technologies. “Regulation often only provides abstract guidance which
means software engineers struggle with translating its goals into
development specifics, while data privacy specialists lack the
mechanisms to implement and validate compliance,” he added.

PDP4E comprises a consortium of eight technology partners from four
countries (France, Spain, Belgium and Germany) and is funded by the European
Union H2020 Research and Innovation program*.

“CA Technologies is proud to be partnering on this European research
that will help drive stronger integration of Privacy by Design during
product development,” says Victor Muntés, vice president of Strategic
Research, CA Technologies. “With the advent of GDPR, organizations will
have to prove they are protecting data in the best possible way. As the
pace of software development accelerates, the PDP4E research will help
innovate new ways for PbD to be built into the development of new
applications and help to comply with the GDPR and other global

CA Technologies is tasked with discovering the market requirements for
PbD in the context of GDPR and ensuring the tools and methodologies
emerging from the research are aligned around those market needs. CA
will also develop a risk management tool to identify, assess and
mitigate the privacy and data protection risks.

The research results will be tested across two pilot programs, chosen
because of their relevance to PbD: a fintech application domain and a
smart grid energy application domain. The results will subsequently be
promoted among engineering groups, such as Eclipse (a community of
software developers) or IPEN (a community of privacy engineering
stakeholders). An open Alliance for Privacy and Data Protection
Engineering is also planned as a follow-up to the project, building on
that community and the synergies among the participating partners.

*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 787034.

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