Principal influences on UK web applications
The development and operation of web applications is usually driven by business objectives in the context of the economic situation and customer needs. But what are the key regulatory issues and who are the prominent players in setting standards and guidelines? The answer depends upon your sector, your customers, the type of functions that are web-enabled and the countries you operate in. We have created a diagram showing how we see the picture for UK organisations - there is a significant 'United States effect' partly due to the origins of the internet and also to close working relationships, ownership and investments, especially in the financial sector.
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The guidance, standards, legislation and organisations that are principal influences on the development and operation of UK web sites and web applications are illustrated in the oversize chart image below. Use the scroll bars and click on an item to view more details in the tree further down this page.
Those organisations we believe are specially important have emboldened names and documents of particular note to web application security are highlighted with a star.
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