Tuesday, 23 August 2011

CONSENT Project: research into online privacy and consent

If you have 15 minutes spare, a researcher from Queen's University would welcome input from readers of this blog as part of the CONSENT project - an EU-funded research project on social networking and information gathering.

To start the questionnaire, click here.

The project will look at the use of personal information, privacy, and giving consent online across Europe, and the findings will be made available to European policy makers and legal experts aimed at encouraging the strengthening of the legal protection of consumers and online users.

Whilst Open Digital generally views legislation as a solution of last resort, preferring instead to focus on consumer education of privacy risks in order to harness consumer-brand trust as a driver for improving corporate responsibility towards personal data, we welcome all research in this important area.