Privacy architecture is the IT embodiment of the Privacy by Design (PbD) principle, which has been adopted as a privacy standard by privacy regulators worldwide. It involves the incorporation of privacy principles and features into the basic design of information management processes and systems.

Privacy architecture is often confused with security architecture, which is quite different. Privacy and security architectures must be coordinated and can be combined, but privacy architecture features are distinct from security architecture features.

Excela has considerable experience in the development of privacy architectures and design solutions for information technology systems and applications. Alec Campbell led the design of an award-winning privacy architecture for the Government of Alberta, which was the most comprehensive such architecture anywhere at the time.

Excela can assist project managers and system developers in ensuring that their systems include the design  features necessary to support compliance with privacy principles and the applicable privacy legislation.