Few Americans are secure in the security or privacy of their data, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey, especially when using internet technologies.
The first line of defense in defending the data and privacy of your users is you, the web developer.
This report explores several techniques, tools, and best practices for developing and maintaining web apps that provide the privacy and security that every user needs - and deserves.
Today, each person creates more data every day than previous generations produced over the course of their lifetimes. We all create digital footprints every time we click, tweet, or visit a website. We web developers are in charge of directing how users interact with the internet. We can build a better Web for everyone if we make moral, user-centered decisions.
- Learn how web tracking works, and how you can provide users with greater privacy controls
- Explore HTTPS and learn how to use this protocol to encrypt user connections
- Use web development frameworks that provide baked-in security support for protecting user data
- Learn methods for securing user authentication, and for sanitizing and validating user input
- Provide exports that allow users to reclaim their data if and when you close your service