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Web 2.0 causes serious privacy issue

Discussion in 'Legal' started by temi, May 24, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The next phase of the web could face "big privacy" issues, a senior UK academic has warned.

    Hugh Glaser of the University of Southampton made the comments at the WWW2006 conference in Edinburgh.

    He was describing the semantic web, an attempt to make the web more intelligent.

    Privacy problems could occur, he said, because the semantic web deliberately combines multiple sources of information about people and places.

    Although some semantic web programs have been developed, it will be many years before they are publicly available.

    "I don't want to even speculate on when people may be using it," said Mr Glaser.

    However, researchers are keen to start tackling concerns about the next wave of web technology early.

    source: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5009774.stm

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