Not sure if you missed it, but a site was launched called ApplicationPrivacy.org. What is the big deal? Well, this project/site is devoted to educating app developers on application privacy issues (a worthy goal). So as a SaaS Attorney, I thought I would share my thoughts on this site/project, as there are some great takeaways for every company working on app security and privacy.
1) Great Resources. This site looks like a great place to keep track of best practices in developing secure applications, etc., as their resource page is pretty good. Take a look. Resources Page.
2) Useful Privacy Self Assessment Tools. They even provided some online self assessment tools to help see where you are in the privacy maturity model. While the assessment tool is based on a Canadain model, it looks really useful to me. I wish someone in the US would build an assessment tool like this for each privacy regulation
(but you know on second thought, maybe a one size fits all privacy assessment is better, as it could ‘theoretically’ cover all privacy regs). Wouldn’t it be great if there was one assessment and it said in the assessment that this issue is a HIPAA issue, GLB Issue, General Privacy/Security Issue, etc, etc.
So take a stroll through this site, as there is something there for everyone that is thinking about application privacy. As a SaaS attorney I did, and I learned something.
Disclaimer: This post is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not legal advice. You should hire an attorney if you need legal advice, which should be provided only after review of all relevant facts and applicable law.