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

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Regulations Changing the Way Companies Do Business

Many companies that did not understand the intricacies of the various pieces of privacy legislation paid an enormous price settling lawsuits and reengineering their products. Abiding by legislation can increase production costs and force developers to be more creative about how they provide information to users while adding additional settings to permit users to control their privacy. In the end, companies will find that extra development expenditures up front are well worth it to avoid costly litigation after a product has shipped. In addition, the cost of litigation can be compounded by the cost of recalls and lost sales. The following sections detail the experiences of some companies that ...

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