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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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The Privacy Mantras

Throughout this book, I point out some phrases that developers and administrators should take on as privacy mantras. Repeating these mantras as you interact with customers, build solutions, create Web sites, or create corporate policy will help you become a better advocate for privacy. Consumers should feel that the companies with which they do business support these mantras. They are as follows:

  • Provide prominent disclosure— Let your customers know what data you collect, store, and share about them in a clear and transparent fashion.

  • Put users in charge of their data— Users should be able to control how data about them is used. Extend that control to parents and employers where appropriate.

  • Seek anonymity— Look for ways ...

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