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Privacy, Personal Data Collection and the Freemium Business Model for Web 2.0

About this project

Judith Rauhofer

Lilian Edwards

Andrew Black

Lead investigator(s):
Ms Judith Rauhofer
Prof Lilian Edwards
Mr Andrew Black

Start Date: 1st October 2013
End Date: 30th September 2015


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: