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Adams, A. A. (2014) Facebook Code: Social Network Sites Platform Affordances and Privacy. Journal of Law, Information and Science, 23 (1). pp. 158-168. ISSN 0729-1485

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      Social Network Sites (SNS) have become a very common part of life for a majority of regular Internet users. The implications of this usage for the privacy of users is a topic of significant concern socially and legally, and with respect to multiple parties: their connections, unconnected other users of the site, other ordinary Internet users, platform operators, other commercial organisations and governments. Some claims have been made that because users submit a significant amount of their information directly and voluntarily to these sites, that such usage should all be regarded as voluntary and subject to no significant privacy controls. In this paper the relevant sociological and psychological literature (general and specific) on the actual level of control users have over their actions and their data is presented, with the result that greater regulatory control is suggested.

      Item Type: Article
      Subjects: Biological Sciences > Psychology > Social Psychology
      Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Computer Science
      Law > Others in Law > Law not elsewhere classified
      Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
      Depositing User: Dr Andrew Adams
      Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 06:46
      Last Modified: 14 May 2014 04:05
      URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/2139

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