Data protection: the challenges facing social networking

Garrie, D.B., Duffy-Lewis, M., Wong, R. and Gillespie, R.L., 2010. Data protection: the challenges facing social networking. International Law and Management Review, 6, pp. 127-152.

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Abstract

The popularity of social networking sites has increased dramatically over the past decade. A recent report indicated that thirty-eight percent of online users have a social networking profile. Many of these social networking site users (SNS users) post or provide personal information over the internet every day. According to the latest OfCom study, the average adult SNS user has profiles on 1.6 sites and most check their profiles at least once every other day. However, the recent rise in social networking activity has opened the door to the misuse and abuse of personal information through identity theft, cyber stalking, and undesirable screenings by prospective employers. Behavioral advertising programs have also misused personal information available on social networking sites. Society is now facing an important question: what level of privacy should be expected and required within the social networking environment?

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Law and Management Review
Creators: Garrie, D.B., Duffy-Lewis, M., Wong, R. and Gillespie, R.L.
Publisher: BYU International Law & Management Review
Date: 2010
Volume: 6
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:02
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:26
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6783

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