Understanding issues related to personal data and data protection in open source projects on GitHub

Anne Henning, Lukas Schulte, Steffen Herbold, Oksana Kulyk, Peter Mayer

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Abstract

Context: Data protection regulations such as the GDPR and the
CCPA affect how software may handle the personal data of its
users and how consent for handling of such data may be given.
Prior literature focused on how this works in operation, but lacks a
perspective of the impact on the software development process.
Objective: Within our work, we will address this gap and explore
how software development itself is impacted. We want to understand which data protection-related issues are reported, who reports
them, and how developers react to such issues.
Method: We will conduct an exploratory study based on issues that
are reported with respect to data protection in open source software
on GitHub. We will determine the roles of the actors involved, the
status of such issues, and we use inductive coding to understand
the data protection issues. We qualitatively analyze the issues as
part of the inductive coding and further explore the reasoning
for resolutions. We quantitatively analyze the relation between
the roles, resolutions, and data protection issues to understand
correlations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelRegistered Report with Continuity Acceptance (CA) for submission to Empirical Software Engineering granted by RR-Committee of the MSR'23
Antal sider8
Publikationsdato2023
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2023
Begivenhed 20th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR ’23). : MSR 2023 - Melbourne, Melbourne, Australien
Varighed: 15 maj 202316 maj 2023
Konferencens nummer: 20
https://conf.researchr.org/home/msr-2023

Konference

Konference 20th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR ’23).
Nummer20
LokationMelbourne
Land/OmrådeAustralien
ByMelbourne
Periode15/05/202316/05/2023
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