An Investigation into Students Awareness Regarding their Online Privacy and Private Information rights
Holland, Matthew Scott
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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In today’s society we rely on technology more than ever. Given this fact, it is right to say that our privacy and data security is being called in to question. This research attempts to clear up how knowledgeable our students are, regarding their privacy, and how they deal with their online data. The research involved secondary and primary data in the form of an online questionnaire administered to about 80 students, the questions were mainly knowledge based, attempting to gauge the knowledge levels across different genders, age groups and the group as a whole. The secondary research investigated current and proposed, future, legislation as well as case studies about recent data breaches to highlight the importance of data security and privacy and why personal knowledge regarding this topic is of particular importance. The results show that most of the participants were well versed in terms of privacy issues, but there were some significant differences among gender and age groups, mainly how knowledge about certain tools and business practices, and what data was easier to part with.
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