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  • Data Partners And The GDPR: Questions To Ask

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    By now, you should be fully aware of the GDPR’s data requirements for your own application, but have you talked with your data partners? If your application takes advantage of third-party tools and components to add functionality or track user information, they need to be compliant as well. The new regulations state that data privacy needs to be maintained throughout the entire lifecycle of an application, through every data controller and processor. Take the time to ask your data partners how they ensure GDPR compliance, including their security framework and how they manage data.

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  • Is FusionAuth GDPR Compliant?

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    There are only a few more weeks until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fully enforceable. Are you ready? We started making FusionAuth GDPR compliant as soon as the regulation was adopted, although to be honest, there wasn’t a lot we needed to do. We fully agree with these regulations and feel they provide effective guidelines that any application should follow with their users’ personal data. If you haven’t kept on top of the GDPR news, read our Developer’s Guide to the GDPR here and you’ll have a good idea of what you should be aware of. Our developers have been working with these concepts for years now, so we’re looking forward to the upcoming deadline.

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  • White Paper: Developer’s Guide to the GDPR

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    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines a set of “user’s digital rights” and becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018. Download this developer’s guide to understand how it will affect a developer’s role and responsibilities in application development.

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  • Stop Storing My Password in Plaintext

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    Believe it or not there are still companies emailing users with plaintext passwords. Worse yet, some systems are storing plaintext passwords in the database. Storing or emailing plaintext passwords can increase security vulnerabilities by as much as 10x. Just freaking stop!

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  • Got Users? How About 100 Million of Them?

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    FusionAuth User Registration Hits 100,000,000 in Load Test

    Did you know that each time you log into Facebook, check your email or fire up Candy Crush, a software engineer has thought about user registration and authentication. Hopefully she has thought a lot about it. For example, what happens if Call of Duty goes offline for maintenance and then six million users try to log back in at the same time? It could take days for users to get back online if peak loads aren’t planned for.

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