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What is Privacy Paradox

Handbook of Research on Technoethics
Is a consequence of the competing demand to use information technologies (including social technology and social software) and have an on-line persona, which simultaneously having to guard against potential threats to personal safety and privacy resulting from the misuse of available information.
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Engaging Youth in Health Promotion Using Multimedia Technologies: Reflecting on 10 Years of TeenNet Research Ethics and Practice
Cameron Norman (University of Toronto, Canada), Adrian Guta (University of Toronto, Canada), and Sarah Flicker (York University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-022-6.ch020
New information technologies are creating virtual spaces that allow youth to network and express themselves with unprecedented freedom and influence. However, these virtual spaces call into question traditional understandings of private and public space and open up new tensions for institutions (e.g. schools and law enforcement) trying to maintain safe spaces. For adolescent health researchers, these virtual spaces provide exciting opportunities to study youth culture, but also challenge the utility of ethical guidelines designed for a non-networked world. At issue are tensions between the realities of ‘natural’ interactions that occur online, often in full public view, and creating ethical research environments. These tensions and issues will be explored within this chapter, through an overview of the Teen- Net project, a discussion of anonymity and confidentiality within social networking technologies and software (including Friendster, Facebook, and Myspace), and a discussion of ethical considerations for researchers engaged in adolescent health research and promotion.
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Internet Privacy
Individuals often claim to be concerned about threats to their privacy, yet do not act to protect their personal information.
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Marketing Ethics: Digital Transformation and Privacy Ethics
It refers to individuals' continuing to share their personal information despite potential privacy issues that may arise.
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Understanding the Landscape of Online Deception
The contradiction between the users’ reported concerns for safeguarding their privacy, and their actual behavior which exposes and reveals their private and sensitive information.
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