If you think privacy is just the domain of lawyers and compliance professionals think again. As I’ve argued often on this blog, and as a speaker at dozens of various technology conferences, privacy is marching inexorably into the responsibilities of technologists. Yesterday I found real-world examples illustrating this point.
Hacker News, the social news site focused on hackers and startups, is a great place to read about disruptive companies and technologies on the cutting edge. One recurring feature on the site is a monthly post dedicated to current job offerings targeted towards the site’s readers (generally developers and other technologists working on their own projects or for other startups).
For the first time – at least as far as I can tell – in this month’s “who is hiring” post, privacy skills made it’s appearance in a big way. I was shocked to find a number of listings that specifically mentioned privacy knowledge as part of the job description.
Only time will tell whether this is a fluke, but I predict we are seeing the start of a trend. You can see for yourself, here are the specific postings:
For my developer, IT administrator and infosec readers now would be an excellent time to read up on privacy.