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Social networking privacy: understanding the disconnect from policy to controls

Anthonysamy, Pauline and Greenwood, Phil and Rashid, Awais (2013) Social networking privacy: understanding the disconnect from policy to controls. Computer, 46 (6). pp. 60-67. ISSN 0018-9162

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Abstract

Social networking sites have become increasingly popular over recent years. However, there is a wide-spread level of dissatisfaction and lack of trust from users towards social network providers due to privacy concerns. This article attempts to uncover whether these feelings are justified by examining the degree of traceability between privacy policies and the privacy controls of social networking sites. Our aim was to determine whether the privacy controls actually reflect the contents of the privacy policies. We studied sixteen prominent social networking sites and discovered that there is a significant disconnect between privacy policies and privacy controls.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 58183
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2012 12:11
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2013 10:32
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58183

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