RAISING AWARENESS: ARE WE SHARING TOO MUCH PRIVATE INFORMATION?

2013 Issues in Information Systems  
Sharing information has allowed civilization to develop and society to grow and prosper. In the not too distant past, the retention of information has been the source of collective control over the masses of humanity. The Information Age has immeasurable changed this once stronghold of the elite. As users of the convenient and ubiquitous electronic devices that connect to our world and beyond, we often unwittingly and unintentionally share personal information with those we do not know. The
more » ... sharing of information and how it is collected and who collects it is the source of power. As users of these communication devices, we need to be aware of how this information is used. This study investigates how a group of university students in 2013 use and understand how they willingly or unwillingly allow their communication devices to share personal information with others and the potential effect this sharing has on their digital lives.
doi:10.48009/2_iis_2013_375-381 fatcat:j6ii4wyoyneg3j7vztwfyxdvde