In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations we’ve seen a growing awareness of privacy issues . The 2015 collapse of the Safe Harbour agreement (making it illegal to store data on EU citizens in the US) was patched up with Privacy Shield in 2016, but that’s on shaky ground too. The EU’s tough new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018, raising privacy and data protection standards enormously, and increasing exposure and obligations for companies both inside and outside the EU. This will be tightened further in the electronic Privacy Regulation expected in 2019. All too often legal departments have no contact with developers, and the only time the right conversations happen is when something has gone horribly wrong and it’s too late. We need to fix this – developers and project managers need to be aware of legal and moral responsibilities because the primary line of defence between companies and terrible headlines lies at the implementation level.
We will cover what makes GDPR different, privacy by design, and what steps you need to take to comply.