Data Protection and Facebook

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Patricia Rogosch, Erik Hohl

An Empirical Analysis of the Role of Consent in Social Networks

ISBN 978-3-643-90250-4
Band-Nr. 18
Jahr 2012
Seiten 72
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Consenting or not consenting – When reading the privacy policy of a social
network service, one might wonder why he or she is asked to accept the
privacy policy. Does one have a choice?

This survey analyzes the status quo of current practices and policies of
service providers to obtain consent in Europe. It reveals the main
purposes for which they collect, use and disclose users‘ personal data.
The often-cited „informed user“ needs information about what he is
consenting to. Is the privacy policy easily readable and accessible? How
long is the average European data use policy?

These and other questions were answered in this survey by analyzing 140
user generated content websites (e.g. Facebook).