Navigating Digital Compliance and Open Standards in 2023: A Guide for Designers
Understanding Key Standards Bodies and Their Impact on App and Internet Compliance
Ensuring that applications are compliant with the necessary standards is essential. Here is a list of standards compliance bodies and frameworks relevant to app and internet compliance in 2023:
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium):
Responsible for web standards like HTML, CSS, and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines.
Key standards: WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) for ensuring websites and apps are accessible to all people.
IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force):
Develops and promotes voluntary internet standards.
Important for the technical and architectural development of the internet.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization):
Provides standards for various industries, including the IT sector.
Relevant standards include ISO/IEC 27001 for information security management.
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project):
Focuses on improving software security.
Offers the OWASP Top 10, a standard awareness document for developers and web application security.
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers):
Manages domain names and IP addresses.
Ensures the stable and secure operation of the internet's unique identifier systems.
Represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide.
Provides guidelines for mobile app security and user privacy.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers):
Offers standards for a wide range of technologies, including those related to the internet and networking.
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology):
Provides guidelines and standards for cybersecurity and privacy.
Relevant publications include the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act):
U.S. law that protects the online privacy of children under 13.
Important for apps and online services directed towards children.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and ePrivacy Directive:
European regulations focused on data protection and privacy.
Essential for businesses operating within or serving the European Union.
CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act):
A state statute intended to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, USA.
Data Protection Authorities (DPAs):
National agencies responsible for enforcing data protection regulations in various countries.
Software Quality Institute:
Focused on improving the quality and performance of software projects.
Provides training and resources for software development best practices and methodologies.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration):
A U.S. agency responsible for ensuring safe and healthful working conditions by setting and enforcing standards.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:
A private, non-profit organization that serves as a resource for law enforcement agencies and families on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.
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