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On Embarrassing Photos and Personal Accountability

PERSONAL PRIVACY

October 15, 2013

The dynamic nature of the Internet allows for information to flow quickly, but when it involves embarrassing photos, it can be a very damaging experience for an individual. In a recent column for Salon, Caitlin Seida wrote about her experience of having one such photo go viral and the harm she experienced. However, Seida took steps to be accountable for the incident and took personal control over her photo. This Privacy Perspectives post looks into her incident and explores how businesses may improve their accountability by showing their users how they can be accountable by providing them with tools for better control over their data.
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