PRIVACY PROTECTION PROBLEMS IN SOCIAL NETWORKS
Okur, Mehmet Cudi
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Protecting privacy has become a major concern for most social network users because of increased difficulties of controlling the online data. This article presents an assessment of the common privacy related risks of social networking sites. Open and hidden privacy risks of active and passive online profiles are examined and increasing share of social networking in these phenomena is discussed. Inadequacy of available legal and institutional protection is demonstrated and the effectiveness of precautionary measures for protecting sensitive data is evaluated.