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Filling Privacy's Generation Gap

SOCIAL NETWORKING

November 1, 2010

Michael Geist writes of this past week's 32nd Annual Data Protection and Privacy Commissioner Conference and the focus on the perception of "a growing privacy divide between generations, with older and younger demographics seemingly adopting sharply different views on the importance of privacy." In this Toronto Star report, he writes that "longstanding privacy norms are being increasingly challenged by the massive popularity of social networks that encourage users to share information," citing strategies to balance openness and personal privacy while ensuring companies "understand the legal limits on collecting, using and disclosing personal information and for users to know that the law stands ready to assist them if those rules are violated."
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