Information Sciences and Technology

Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on increasing privacy risks

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Penn State researchers have observed that social media users who may be looking for ways to stay connected during isolation appear to be sharing more personal information online. This is a concern because we know that personal information shared voluntarily through social media is vulnerable to collection and misuse, says Sarah Rajtmajer, assistant professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State.

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Last Updated August 17, 2020