Coding with Privacy - a hot topic for devs

Coding with Privacy - a hot topic for devs

  • Jul 2020

By Candice Clark, Managing Director, Dynamic Talent

Welcome to DevCircles.

DevCircles is a professional development platform for developers passionate about their craft and career path. We saw an important need for a community of like-minded software developers to be supported in quick career growth and professional development. We believe this platform will encourage greater self-reflection, cross-collaboration and efficient problem-solving.

DevCircles had its first webinar workshop on Friday 10 July 2020. Global Privacy and Cyber Security Specialist, Ross Saunders presented on Privacy by Design. The topic Privacy by Design is particularly relevant for developers locally and internationally as GDPR is currently in place in the EU, and POPIA is currently within the grace period in South Africa. According to Ross “It’s a mistake to think that these regulations don’t touch the entire organisation – development included”.

Could coding with privacy front of mind give your organisation and career the edge post-Covid19? We think so. Now is the time to build this skillset.

Ross Saunders has a particular passion for data privacy, having been a victim of identity theft and seeing first-hand the impact of data breaches on both individuals and organisations. He specialises in data protection and information security, raising awareness and educating staff on what can, and does, go wrong in data protection. He holds a Master’s Degree in the Management of Technology and Innovation, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

In this presentation, Ross guided us through what data protection and personal information is, showing specific examples of where development will need to adapt to meet the requirements. He touched on how easily a data breach can happen, what the principles of POPIA are (and what they mean), and how Privacy by Design affects the SDLC.

DevCircles plans for a total of 3 free cutting-edge tech webinars per annum - alongside numerous free professional development offerings. We are thrilled to have this available to our very loyal community of passionate software developer.

Interested in DevCircles, receiving the recorded Privacy by Design webinar and attending future webinars? Click here to join us