To ensure the steps of the software development cycle are correct a technical writer is highly recommended. In addition, writing technical content is necessary. Yet, not only during the software and project documentation process but also to ensure compliance with data regulations by software companies. For example, GDPR data privacy regulations and other data protection regulations ensure personal data privacy.
In order to help companies develop a more effective information security strategy, these regulations are in place to provide guidelines based on the type of industry and data maintained. However, if a company is non-compliant, severe fines or data breaches may occur. In addition, the vast majority of companies are at least subject to one security regulation, possibly more. In most cases, businesses assign technical writers to determine which policies apply and which ones are necessary to comply. Furthermore, a technical writer’s task is deciding which ones apply and which policies comply.
Other Internet Privacy Laws that can Affect Software Development Companies
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a data protection measure addressing the transfer of personal data for businesses within the European Union. Furthermore, these regulations protect European citizens’ data. While operating on the worldwide web, many EU and non-EU companies must remain GDPR compliant. To ensure success, compliance technical writers are responsible for producing quality documentation and minimizing financial risk.
- ePrivacy Regulation (ePR)
- EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
- CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
- CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data)
Technical writers are helpful to a software development company by ensuring they comply with data regulations through software documentation and policy writing. A technical writer who is savvy in law and technology will be best suited to take on these sorts of projects.
What EDC Can Do To Help
To ensure your software development company is compliant with various data regulations, hire a skilled technical writer with Essential Data Corporation. Essential Data’s Engagement Manager will lead the project from start to finish. We guarantee the quality of our work. Contact us today at (800) 221-0093 or email@example.com
Written by Ariana Sweany