As a web designer there is a lot to think about when you’re creating the concepts for a new site. In addition to how it looks, its usability and any style quirks you need to consider, you should also be thinking about cyber security when you’re designing a website.
ITProPortal highlighted the need for data security to be part of a web designer’s plan, noting that the challenge lies in being able to collect enough personal data that you can offer an individualised browsing experience while protecting the data that you’re collecting.
So, what do you need to know if you’re a web designer and are working on new projects?
The first thing is to utilise the Privacy by Design framework, which is a privacy-first, best practice guide to how to approach customer security through your web design that goes beyond the current legal frameworks.
Another top tip from the website is to put privacy first in everything that you do and to never sacrifice that in a quest for better personalisation.
What’s more, designers and developers need to work ever more closely together to ensure that the right personal data is collected to deliver the experience they’re aiming for, while all the time considering how that data is going to be protected.
Figures published by the UK government earlier this year revealed that almost half of all UK businesses experienced a cyber attack or breach of some form or another between April 2016 and April 2017.
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