Privacy Must be Considered When Using Web 2.0 Tools
Published, November 1, 2008
As outlined in a recently published memo, the Department of the Navy endorses the secure use of Web 2.0 tools to enhance collaboration, streamline processes and foster productivity.
These tools, as described in the memo "Web 2.0: Utilizing New Web Tools" include wikis, blogs, mash ups, web feeds (such as, Really Simple Syndication and Rich Site Summary (RSS) feeds), and forums, which are often referred to as components of “Web 2.0.” Use of these tools supports our goals of achieving an interoperable, net-centric environment by improving the warfighter’s effectiveness through seamless access to critical information. Additionally, Web 2.0 tools are considered morale enhancing and are quickly becoming the social norm. Web 2.0 tools enable widely dispersed commands and personnel to more effectively collaborate and share information. Commands are encouraged to use Web 2.0 tools.
For privacy questions regarding Web 2.0 tools, contact Steve Muck, DON CIO Privacy Team Lead.