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Generational Differences Rooted in Awareness Levels

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 21, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports on research findings that suggest young people care about privacy to about the same degree as older adults but are less informed about the rules of the road. "In most cases young people think very much the same as older people when it comes to online privacy," said the co-author of one of the studies, Harvard Law School Professor John Palfrey. But University of California Berkeley and University of Pennsylvania researchers found that while the desire for privacy is similar, kids and teens believe that rules surrounding the privacy of their data are more stringent than they actually are, the report states.

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