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Opinion: Privacy Protections Should Be Priority

SOCIAL NETWORKING—IRELAND

July 22, 2011

In a feature for the Irish Times, Karlin Lillington reviews the widespread use of social media in Ireland, noting, "With so many people divulging personal information, safe use of social venues should be a priority in this country." Recent surveys indicate that Ireland has some of "the heaviest social network users in Europe and the heaviest business users internationally," the report states. Lillington goes on to note that despite the wide use of social media in Ireland, concerns about privacy protection persist, with 50 percent of Irish respondents to an EU survey reporting they fear that their personal information might be misused. 
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