What all Developers need to know about: Data Security vs. Data Privacy

Posted by Martijn van Lambalgen on November 5, 2018

— This post is part of a series of monthly blog posts about all kinds of Security topics for Developers —

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of work for Data Privacy at TOPdesk. Since May 2018 the GDPR is in effect, so our developers need to be aware of the consequences. Since I’m mostly a security guy, I was wondering about the differences and similarities between Data Security and Data Privacy. Do they have the same goal? Can you use the same approach? Or is there a trade-off?

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GDPR – What do Developers need to Think about?

Posted by Martijn van Lambalgen on September 20, 2018


Since May 25th 2018 the European privacy law GDPR is effective. Although everybody knows this is all about privacy and respecting the customer’s data, it may not always be clear for you as a developer what is expected of you. Basically there are 6 principles in the GDPR that we need to follow. I’ll try to shed some light on the principles with practical examples to make you understand better what to think of during your daily work.

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