Policy Recommendations for a Safe Usage of Social Network Sites

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Recommendations for a safer SNS usage, by Enisa

  • Review and Reinterpret Regulatory Framework: Social Networking was not around when current legislation (especially data protection law) was created. Clarification or even modification is needed in particular of the Dir. 2002/58 on privacy and electronic communications.
  • Increase Transparency of Data Handling Practices
  • Awareness-raising & education: recommendations include “real-time” education of users, campaigns for schools, security best practice training for software developers and security conscious corporate policy for SNS usage.
  • Discourage banning of SNS in schools: instead favouring co-ordinated campaigns to educate children, teachers and parents in a controlled and open way in safe usage of SNS.

More Information

  1. Social Network Site
  2. Giant Social Graph
  3. Portable Social Networks