User data privacy, or 'data protection laws' prohibit the disclosure or misuse of information about private individuals. These legal and regulatory requirements have become urgent issues for organizations that collect or process user data since May 25th, 2018 when GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) came in to effect in Europe.
While the GDPR was the first such regulation to come into effect, it is only one example of strict data protection regulation applied to businesses processing individual user data.
Common regulatory requirements include the need to:
- Maintain comprehensive data flow map
- Execute Subject Access Requests
- Edit/delete user's personal information individually
- Delete a user across all systems (right to be forgotten)
- Access control based on business and privacy processing activities
- Maintain consent for individual activities and users information
- Risk and impact assessments
For more information on user data privacy and privacy by design, visit our published magazine, Privacy.Dev for detailed resources on privacy engineering and related practices.