by Daniel J. Solove
Issue 2014 No. 1
This post is co-authored with Professor Paul M. Schwartz.
We spend a lot of time staying up to date so we can update our casebooks and reference books, so we thought we would share with you some of the interesting news and resources we’re finding. We plan to post a series of posts like this one throughout the year.
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It is often said that people don’t care much about privacy these days given how much information they expose about themselves. But survey after survey emphatically concludes that people really do care about privacy.
A new poll by Common Sense Media reveals some interesting data about privacy and youth. The poll was conducted by Zogby International:
One of the most frequent questions I get asked when talking about my book, The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet is what to do about the troublesome younger generation which “doesn’t seem to care about privacy.” “Those foolish kids,” some people say, “they have no concept of privacy. They just bare their whole lives on the Internet. Privacy is a generational thing, and the new generations just don’t give a damn.”
Do young people care about privacy?