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Privacy Policies for Apps: How To Secure Your App

  • Xenia Liashko
  • 2020-03-12 16:53:20

We want to start this blog in response to the growing cyber threat of cyber attacks in the United States. We expect readers to be interested in how people, processes, and technologies deal with cyber threats. In this blog, we would like to discuss how companies can support the security of mobile applications by using mobile applications and the data stored in them. The cyber-world, including but not limited to applications, is an interesting read.

How Does Compliance Work For App Developers?

It is inevitable that mobile apps must meet standards and guidelines to ensure that data stored within the app is secure. Compliance gives app users around the world assurances to back up frequently used apps. In this context, let us discuss the recently introduced Data Protection Regulation, GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union law from 2016. With effect from 25 May 2018, the DG PR Law could enter into force for all companies that collect and process data from EU citizens.

This is a Data Protection Regulation dealing with the protection of identifiable information about European Union citizens. The General Data Protection Act regulates several ways in which developers of mobile applications and platforms can process and control the personal data of users. However, the most important prerequisite of the GDPR is clear and comprehensive protection of the personal data of EU users using your application.

This means that no app can store or collect data about your users without your consent. This means that your apps may not store, collect or store your user's data without his or her consent. There are six legal bases mentioned in Article 6 of the GDPR that you can take into account when developing your application. It is clear that when an app developer collects and processes a user's personal data, consent and clearly defined goals are required. These principles are privacy, security, data protection, confidentiality, data protection and the right to privacy.

The Article Under GDPR For Mobile App Development

The GDPR Act consists of 99 articles, recorded in 11 chapters, with a total of 1,845 pages of text. The GDPR Act is enshrined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data protection law of the European Union. The Principles state that data processors and controllers are obliged to take data protection into account when developing applications and new systems and processors. The Principles state that application developers, data controllers, processors, etc. must take "necessary and sufficient measures to ensure the integrity and processing of data" before deployment.

App Security And GDPR Compliance

At Eightdevs we discuss with our customers. What should app developers know? What do you know and what should an app developer know now? We have worked with security consultants and consultancies who understand the importance of data security and its relevance to the flow of data. Our advice is based on documenting the entire design and development process when developing an application. By documenting your design, it is easier to comply with the provisions of the GDPR and to eliminate any risks or weaknesses identified in the development of your application. It is complex to understand what the security consultant or consulting firm understands and what not.

App developers need to be aware of the privacy policies that are relevant to your application. The GDPR expressly states that when developing an application, you must: "If you collect personal data from your users, you must document their consent." The GDPR states that if you do not document your consent, your request will result in a violation of the Privacy Policy.

  • Access to data – Secure
  • Consent of the users – Acquire
  • Data portability – Define
  • App design – Document
  • Data Breach – Notify
  • Data forgotten – Provide
  • Implementation of the Rules – Educate

While we recommend that you use the Store Verification Policy on your Apple device, Apple is aware that apps in the Apple Store require users "permission and consent" to collect their personal information. In the case of EU users, some applications require an additional step where you sign and agree to the terms and unsubscribe. You must agree to these Terms and Privacy Policy before proceeding with the registration process. It also states that the collection of data in the "legitimate interest" is only possible if it is done in order to comply with the GDPR. European data protection laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation.

You Don't Want To Be Fined. Do You?

Violations of the GDPR can lead to massive burdens and fines for application developers. Data breaches can also cause high costs and burdens for application developers.

The GDPR entered into force on 25 May 2018 and the largest fine to date is $1.2 million for the European Union (EU) and $500,000 for each breach of EU data protection law. According to a recent report by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), more than 2.5 million data breaches were reported in the first six months of this year alone, up from just over 1 million in 2016.

According to a preliminary report published by the European Data Protection Council, more than 200,000 cases have been submitted in 31 European Economic Area countries. European data protection law in the first six months of 2018.

What Can Eightdevs Do For App Developers?

App developers must ensure that their apps have clearly defined objectives and flow of data related to compliance with the GDPR. We have discussed earlier in this blog the need for application developers to comply with compliance policies and standards and to ensure data protection.

If you offer PreEmptive Solutions to secure your network on Android, Java, iOS, and JavaScript, you can take advantage of compliance subscription services at an affordable cost for small and medium-sized businesses. These services help customers to provide compliance services in order to meet the security and data protection requirements set out in the regulations and standards.

EightDevs provides the best possible service for the security and privacy of your applications so that you can increase the value of your application platform and become a success. We focus heavily on security, privacy, and compliance for our customers and help them succeed by building trust through security and privacy.

As a company, our focus is on listening, learning, and innovation. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to create value with the PreEmptive tool.

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