Privacy, Personal Data Collection and the Freemium Business Model for Web 2.0
This project studied whether a platform (such as the innovative User: Creator Platform being developed by the Horizon digital economy hub as part of CREATe’s research programme) may present answers to the privacy: business conundrum and assess the impact of reforms to the Data Protection Directive and industry “soft law” on OBA privacy impacts.
Project outputs include:
- “CCTV sniffing”: Copyright and Data Protection Implications – this CREATe working paper discusses the legal implications of CCTV sniffing and war walking, legally problematic uses of wireless networks, for the purpose of art.
- Twitter (R)evolution: Privacy, Free Speech and Disclosure – using Twitter as a case study, this CREATe working paper sets forth the legal tensions faced by social networks that seek to defend privacy interests of users.
- The Use of Privacy Icons and Standard Contract Terms for Generating Consumer Trust and Confidence in Digital Services – In the wake of the Snowden revelations about covert state access to consumer data stored in the cloud, consumer confidence about the handling of their personal data in the Cloud in particular, and in digital services in general, has suffered a severe blow. This report was commissioned to examine two possible paths for UK industry to re-establish consumer trust and confidence in the cloud and in consumer digital services in general.
- Project poster – project activities have been summarised in this poster which was presented at the CREATe All Hands conference in September 2014.