Technical writing is needed during many steps of the software development cycle. Technical writers are not only necessary during the software process and project documentation process, but also ensure that software companies are well aligned with data regulations. Oftentimes, this is by way of GDPR data privacy regulations and other compliance regulations, which ensure the privacy of personal data.
In order to help companies better their informational security strategy, these regulations are in place to provide guidelines in accordance with the specific industry and type of data maintained. If a company is found to be non-compliant, severe fines or breaches in data may occur. The vast majority of companies are subjected to at least one security regulation, possibly more. A technical writer is often tasked with determining which ones apply, as well as which policies are required to reach compliance.
GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a data protection measure addressing the transfer of personal data for businesses within the European Union. These regulations are put into place in order to protect the data of European citizens. While operating on the worldwide web, many companies, both EU and non-EU alike, must remain GDPR compliant. To ensure this is achieved, compliance technical writers are tasked with producing quality documentation to then protect sensitive information and negate the chance of financial or legal risk.
Other Internet Privacy Laws that can Affect Software Development Companies
- ePrivacy Regulation (ePR)
- EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
- CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
- CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data)
Technical writers are useful to a software development company by ensuring they are compliant with data regulations, by way of software documentation and policy writing. A tech writer who is savvy in law, as well as technology, will be best suited to take on these sorts of projects.
To ensure your software development company is compliant with various data regulations, hire a skilled technical writer with Essential Data Corporation. At Essential Data Corporation, the quality of our work is guaranteed. Contact us today to get started. (800) 221-0093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Ariana Sweany