Privacidada Social Networks

In recent times, social networks have experienced a boom in society. Undoubtedly, these systems provide a wide range of opportunities for communication, but in turn pose major risks to the privacy of its users and third parties are not. In them, some personal data such as photographs can be publicly accessible and comprehensive a manner and in quantities never imagined, and people face possible loss of control over their personal information and how others can use it once published on the web. a They are fairly frequent references in media events related to these services, such as laying off workers after publishing certain personal information and comments on social networks, cases of identity theft, or misuses of the information published by users. Besides, we could see how one of the most popular social networks was to turn in their use and privacy policies, in order to take over as indefinitely from all contents in it overturned.

One of our main challenges in ensuring the protection of citizen data focuses on the expansion of systems that have led to an unprecedented level of disclosure of personal information. In this context, the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, together with the National Institute of Communication Technologies, has released a study on security and privacy in social networks. This study, warns of potential risks to privacy and includes a large section of recommendations addressed to both users and social networks themselves. a These include the need for these service providers to establish changes in the level of privacy settings to ensure, by default, the maximum degree of safety in the user profile, and which have a clear and understandable language conditions of use and privacy policy. The non-publication of the profiles by search engines, the User availability of tools that restrict the ability to tag other users on the network and the implementation of systems that facilitate age verification are other recommendations to ensure the privacy and rights of its users.

a However, we must not forget the crucial role of the participants. a hese should take extra precautions when entering personal data, both proprietary and third, and the host image content. And above all, carefully set the privacy level of the profile. They need to be aware that although the basis of community, suggests that the publication of personal data privacy would be comparable to share information with friends on the face, in reality the information in each profile may be available for an entire community users, totaling in the millions. Ray Artemi Lombarte Director of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection Solidarity Center Collaborations (CCS) is a service of social awareness of the NGO Solidarity with the objective of informing and educating the society and media professionals on issues of solidarity, social justice, a culture of peace, human rights, with special emphasis on the fight against poverty, exclusion and environmental protection. The CCS part of the fundamental need to integrate information and communication development as an element of cooperation. Through its analysts made articles in professional format high-quality journalism adapted to the spaces of the media and disseminated through their international networks. In the website of CCS (solidarios. org. Is) can be found all items, developed to date, classified by topic.

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