IBM offers free privacy management tools to developers

DUBAI - IBM has announced that new tools are now available at no charge for download from IBM's alphaWorks web site to help independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises link new and existing applications with enterprise privacy management software, such as IBM Tivoli Privacy Manager.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 9 Aug 2003, 5:47 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 7:47 PM

Bashar Kilani, manager of IBM Software Group for Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan said: "Protecting privacy is an industry-wide concern in the Middle East. IBM is constantly developing new technology to make it easier to build privacy enforcement into privacy-sensitive applications of any size."

The new offer represents an important new capability that developers can use to build automated privacy protection into existing and new applications to help protect privacy. Automated privacy management helps companies reduce the costs of managing privacy across the enterprise, and increasing productivity of systems administration staff.

Using the two new tools, the Reference Monitor for Tivoli Privacy Manager and Declarative Privacy Monitoring for Tivoli Privacy Manager, developers can reduce the time and expertise needed to create new monitors for their applications. These monitors link new and existing applications to privacy management software, allowing developers to build privacy rules and audit reporting into the applications without having to hard-code privacy functions into each individual application.

IBM Tivoli Privacy Manager monitors applications or databases and authorises access to personal information based on business purposes defined in an XML-based privacy policy administered from a central server. When new or updated private data is submitted or updated, the monitors automatically collect consent information and create an audit trail of the access requests and directs Tivoli Privacy Manager to record information about the data submission.

IBM Tivoli Privacy Manager is the industry's first automated privacy management software. Developed in conjunction with the IBM Privacy Management Advisory Council, a cross-industry team of security and privacy experts, the software provides facilities for both auditing and enforcing privacy rules while minimising the impact to existing applications.

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