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Study: Young People Care about Online Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 16, 2010

Young adults in the U.S. care about online privacy to a similar degree as older adults, according to survey findings released this week. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that researchers at two universities polled 1,000 Americans age 18 and older, finding that "older adults are more alike on many privacy topics than they are different." For example, 84 percent of 18- to 24-year-old respondents said a person should seek their consent before posting a photo or video of them to the Internet, while 90 percent of those ages 45 to 54 felt the same way. The researchers conclude that, "Public policy agendas should therefore not start with the proposition that young adults do not care about privacy..."
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