Protecting Users of Social Media

Notre Dame Law Review Online, Vol. 94, No. 3, pp. 141-146, 2019

6 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2018 Last revised: 27 Mar 2019

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Margaret Ryznar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: April 11, 2018

Abstract

In early 2018, a whistleblower again reminded the world of the dangers of social media, revealing that the 2016 United States presidential elections and the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom may have been influenced by “psychological warfare” on the public enabled by Facebook. The current frameworks for protecting the users of social media clearly do not work, which is why a new framework should be proposed. This essay examines the benefits and drawbacks of fiduciary duties and the duty of care frameworks in the context of social media, as well as how each framework would hold social media companies responsible for data breaches while fitting their business model.

Keywords: Facebook, social media, privacy

Suggested Citation

Ryznar, Margaret, Protecting Users of Social Media (April 11, 2018). Notre Dame Law Review Online, Vol. 94, No. 3, pp. 141-146, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3160470 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3160470

Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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