CHAPTER 9. Privacy


What’s In This Chapter?

This chapter departs from the “attack” format of previous chapters because it is material of a more general nature that is of a larger concern than just software testing. The topic here is privacy—a subject that will be gaining even more attention in the future due to public concern over identity theft and the enactment of laws protecting individual privacy rights.

If you are working on Web applications, the privacy of your users and their data should be foremost in your mind.


Online privacy has been a hot topic of late. Never before has so much personally identifiable information (PII) ...

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