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

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Chapter 3. Privacy Legislation

One of the most overlooked areas of software development is a company's legal liability for producing software whose practices violate privacy legislation. In general, when companies are trying to determine which features to add to the next version of their products, they perform research to find out what their customers want and then pass the requirements on to their development team to find creative ways to integrate them into their products. With all of the power that the Internet provides, it only makes sense for developers to want to Internet-enable their applications. They don't think about how users may feel about their data flowing to the Internet, especially if the user is benefiting from it. Considering ...

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