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A Study Involving Personal Information and the INF Ph.D. Students of the School of Information Science and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany

Scott, Mark C (1999) A Study Involving Personal Information and the INF Ph.D. Students of the School of Information Science and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany. Comprehensive Paper, University at Albany, New York (SUNY).

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Abstract

In today's society personal privacy is being lost or abused by a wide assortment of organization from mailing lists and credit card companies to World Wide Web sites. Throughout the media there are stories about people losing their identity due to a vast amount of information that is available to the public. Americans have lost the ability to control their own personal information. Research has shown that Ph.D. students in the Information Science at the University at Albany have an excellent understanding of personal information and are knowledgeable in protecting their personal information. Results have shown that all Ph.D. students surveyed have requested their personal information not be shared with other companies. This study also found that 87.5% of the students have purchased products on the Internet, and that they followed precautions to ensure that their personal information was protected while online. It was also found that more than half of the students were concerned about providing personal information to obtain a credit/debit card.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Comprehensive Paper)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Scott, Mark Cmcs50@pitt.eduMCS50
Date: December 1999
Date Type: Submission
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University at Albany, New York (SUNY)
Institution: University at Albany, New York (SUNY)
Degree: MLIS - Master of Library and Information Science
Thesis Type: Comprehensive Paper
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: privacy, graduate, students, survey, data, Internet, credit, cards
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 17:32
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2018 12:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20381

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