Posts Tagged: legal

What GDPR Means For API Developers

Introduced in 2016, and implemented in 2018, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was introduced to give individuals throughout Europe more control over their personal data.

Compliance caused plenty of headaches for businesses, both inside and outside of the EU, with many frantically sending out batch emails to confirm that individuals had opted in to hear from them. Read more

Who Invented the API?

What is an API? Who was the first to use one? Did anyone “invent” the API as we know it? These questions are foundational to computer programming and fundamental to the tech industry as a whole. While they are high-level, they certainly have some important legal implications as well, as we’ve seen in recent events. Read more

Act Now Before The GDPR Deadline

Any data provider worth their salt must be aware of the legal considerations and regulations for their zone of operations. How user data is stored and processed is controlled by a wide range of regulations, and understanding these regulations is key to running a compliant operation. Read more

What The GraphQL Patent Release Means For the API Industry

GraphQL has driven much of the conversation around modern API web design, and for good reason — it’s powerful, extensible, and very useful for high data query applications. The ability to request data in a predetermined, knowable format, and the ability to collate endpoints into a single external point, has made GraphQL something that powers some pretty huge projects. Read more

Designing API Usage Guidelines For Bot Clients

In the spring of 2017, Twitter published a series of guidelines for automated API users utilizing bots. These guidelines were created to help control the intent, actions, and result of bots on the service. Accordingly, there was some discussion about just what these guidelines did and didn’t do, and how valuable such a set of guidelines were. Read more