On Understanding How Developers Perceive and Interpret Privacy Requirements Research Preview

Mariana Peixoto, Dayse Ferreira, Mateus Cavalcanti, Carla Silva, Jéssyka Vilela, João Araújo, Tony Gorschek

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Abstract

[Context and motivation] Ensuring privacy of users’ data has become a top concern in software development, either to satisfy users’ needs or to comply with privacy laws. The problem may increase by the time a new law is in the vacancy period, and companies are working to understand how to comply with it. In addition, research has shown that many developers do not have sufficient knowledge about how to develop privacy-sensitive software. [Question/problem] Motivated by this scenario, this research investigates the personal factors affecting the developers’ understanding of privacy requirements during the vacancy period of a data protection law. [Principal ideas/results] We conducted thirteen interviews in six different private companies. As a result, we found nine personal factors affecting how software developers perceive and interpret privacy requirements. [Contribution] The identification of the personal factors contributes to the elaboration of effective methods for promoting proper privacy-sensitive software development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRequirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality - 26th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2020, Proceedings
EditorsNazim Madhavji, Liliana Pasquale
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages116-123
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-44429-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-44428-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event26th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2020 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 24 Mar 202027 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer
Volume12045 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference26th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2020
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period24/03/2027/03/20

Keywords

  • Privacy requirements
  • Qualitative study
  • Software development

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