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Shout-out to judekib for executing User Stories | Attachments & Customers Information Protection | Reminder of the Week: Test Scope

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Written by Charlie
Updated over a week ago

Test IO Customers Information Protection

Regarding QA testing, it is crucial to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of customer information. Sharing other Test IO customers' data in attachments can lead to significant consequences and should be strictly avoided.

Firstly, protecting customer data is essential for maintaining trust and building a solid reputation. Customers trust companies with their personal and sensitive information, and any breach can have severe implications for the business. By ensuring customer data privacy during testing, we demonstrate our commitment to safeguarding sensitive information, fostering customer loyalty, and maintaining a positive brand image.

Secondly, privacy regulations and legal requirements, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), impose strict obligations on organisations to protect customer data. These regulations mandate that personal information be handled securely, and unauthorised disclosure or sharing of customer data can result in legal consequences, including hefty fines and reputational damage. By not sharing other customers' information in attachments during testing, Test IO can maintain compliance with these regulations, avoiding legal complications and preserving our reputation as responsible custodians of customer data.

By taking this approach, we can prevent errors such as the one shown below:

Customer information is disclosed in the attachment.

ADVICE: Disable notifications during testing or recording the bug after removing any previously received notifications. This can help prevent further errors.

User Stories Tester’s Comment: A Good Example

Check out this User Story feedback provided by a fellow tester who follows our user story comment requirements closely:

Great job, judekib!

The reminder of the week!

The test scope determines what areas and functionalities of a customer's product should be tested, what bugs to focus on, and what should not be tested.

Thus, your testing should only be conducted within the defined scope to be a successful tester on our platform.

When studying the test scope, pay attention to the features as well as not to miss any relevant information, like this specification between devices, desktop and mobile:

Description of the Navigation feature for the ❝LiittleMe❞ website.

TIP: If you doubt something is in scope or find the instructions confusing, ask your Team Leader for clarification and avoid making assumptions.

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