There have been a number of conversations around the organisation where I work, as to the issues around using Web 2.0 sites, specifically in relation to intellectual property rights (IPR), privacy and the Data Protection Act (DPA). We are keen to encourage innovative ways in which these technologies can be used, but have the responsibility to point out how this makes people liable for ensuring any data entered is kept secure, used appropriately and that in using some sites you are signing over IPR, which you may not own or be legally aloud to hand over.
- Contact each web 2.0 service provider and agree to some sort of contract that meets the Data Protection Act and any privacy requirements we want.
- Only use web 2.0 services from the European Economic Area
- Host our own web 2.0 services (using open source solutions) and therefore control the storage and processing of the data.