1. What is privacy and is it a fundamental right?
- Privacy is loosely defined under the law as the "right to be left alone." The first publication to advocate for a right to privacy was the Harvard Law Review in 1890. In terms of the Internet and social media sites, a right to privacy remains ambiguous.
- “For whom should privacy be guaranteed and for whom not? What type of privacy should we struggle for on Facebook?” (Fuchs 2012, p.141).
2. What do people know about you online?
- “Self-disclosure is a common form of communication behavior. The level of personal information one is disclosing depends on the communication partners as well as the specific communication situation.” (Taddicken 2014, p.252).
- Oftentimes information you've either entered online or marketers have gathered about you, can easily be found online. Check out aboutthedata.com to see what marketers know about you (and how correct it is).
3. Big Date: What can this data do and are we willing to give up privacy for it?
4. How does being "watched" affect people?
- “The results indicate a high and statistically significant positive correlation between one’s general willingness to self-disclose and actual self-disclose on the Social Web.”(Taddicken 2014, p.264)
5. What can we do to protect our information online?