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Privacy concerns, dead or misunderstood? The perceptions of privacy amongst the young and old

Privacy concerns, dead or misunderstood? The perceptions of privacy amongst the young and old The concept of `privacy' has become an important topic for academics andpolicy-makers. Ubiquitous computing and internet access raise new questionsin relation to privacy in the virtual world, including individuals'appreciation of privacy and how this can be safeguarded. This articlecontributes to the debate by reporting survey data relating to the attitudesof adolescents, young adults and adults in the Netherlands in relation toprivacy, freedom and security. This data aims at determining theappreciation of privacy amongst young and old. Data was collected through anonline survey of 1,002 12 to 83 year-olds in 2012. The results show thatadolescents are less concerned about their privacy than young adults andadults. However, all three age categories reported that privacy was a lesserconcern than both freedom and security. The article presents importantinsights into the different attitudes towards privacy amongst the noted agegroups, and therefore offers a commentary on their online behaviour. Assuch, the analysis is relevant for those with responsibility for thegovernance of individual privacy on the Internet. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

Privacy concerns, dead or misunderstood? The perceptions of privacy amongst the young and old

Information Polity , Volume 20 (4): 13 – Nov 25, 2015

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IOS Press
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1570-1255
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1875-8754
DOI
10.3233/IP-150374
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Abstract

The concept of `privacy' has become an important topic for academics andpolicy-makers. Ubiquitous computing and internet access raise new questionsin relation to privacy in the virtual world, including individuals'appreciation of privacy and how this can be safeguarded. This articlecontributes to the debate by reporting survey data relating to the attitudesof adolescents, young adults and adults in the Netherlands in relation toprivacy, freedom and security. This data aims at determining theappreciation of privacy amongst young and old. Data was collected through anonline survey of 1,002 12 to 83 year-olds in 2012. The results show thatadolescents are less concerned about their privacy than young adults andadults. However, all three age categories reported that privacy was a lesserconcern than both freedom and security. The article presents importantinsights into the different attitudes towards privacy amongst the noted agegroups, and therefore offers a commentary on their online behaviour. Assuch, the analysis is relevant for those with responsibility for thegovernance of individual privacy on the Internet.

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Information PolityIOS Press

Published: Nov 25, 2015

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