User Data Privacy: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Privacy Protection

  title={User Data Privacy: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Privacy Protection},
  author={James D. Isaak and Mina J. Hanna},
With the revelation that Facebook handed over personally identifiable information of more than 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, it is now imperative that comprehensive privacy policy laws be developed. Technologists, researchers, and innovators should meaningfully contribute to the development of these policies. 
Privacy in Online Social Networks
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Ownership, Privacy, and Control in the Wake of Cambridge Analytica: The Relationship between Attitudes and Awareness
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Big Data, Surveillance Capitalism, and Precision Medicine: Challenges for Privacy
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Data Privacy, What Still Need Consideration in Online Application System?
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Regional Differences in Information Privacy Concerns After the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal
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Violation of User’s Privacy Rights by Facebook
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Social Media Privacy Using EDEE Security Model
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  • Computer Science
    International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
  • 2022
It is determined that current Social Media privacy and security posture insufficient and proposed Social Media platform Security through “Educate,” “Determine,“ “Enable,’ and “Evaluate” (EDEE) Security model to address the evolving social media platform security as a growing concern in Cybersecurity for individual using the platform and companies hosting the platform.
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