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Social Networking and Personal Data Security: A Study of Attitudes and Public Awareness in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Lang, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Devitt, Jonathan en
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Seán en
dc.contributor.author Kinneen, Andrew en
dc.contributor.author O'Malley, John en
dc.contributor.author Prunty, Darren en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-20T16:11:43Z en
dc.date.available 2009-11-20T16:11:43Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Lang, M., Devitt, J., Kelly, S., Kinneen, A., O Malley, J. & Prunty, D. (2009) Social Networking and Personal Data Security: A Study of Attitudes and Public Awareness in Ireland. In Wan, C. et al. (eds) Proceedings of International Conference on Management of e-Commerce and e-Government (ICMeCG), Nanchang, China, September 16-19. IEEE Computer Society, pp. 486-489. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/403 en
dc.description.abstract This paper reports the findings of a study of attitudes towards data security issues and awareness of the potential risks of social networking sites, most notably the possibility of identity fraud. The population for this study is people in the 18-24 age group living in Ireland, for which the students of one of the country's main universities were used as a proxy sample. The main finding is that many people have a very casual attitude towards data backup and password protection, a considerable number are not adequately aware of the threats posed by viruses transmitted via portable devices and other such means, and a lot of young people are openly publishing personal information of a sensitive nature that could potentially be maliciously exploited. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IEEE en
dc.subject Component en
dc.subject Social networking en
dc.subject Data security en
dc.subject Public awareness en
dc.subject.lcsh Social networks en
dc.subject.lcsh Computer security en
dc.subject.lcsh Data protection en
dc.title Social Networking and Personal Data Security: A Study of Attitudes and Public Awareness in Ireland en
dc.type Conference Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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