Data Privacy in Social Media Platform: Issues and Challenges

27 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2021

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Sakshi Rewaria

Galgotias University, School of Law, Students

Date Written: February 26, 2021


Even though society as a whole is increasing the amount of personal information available to the public, there is still an expectation of privacy. People believe, sometimes falsely, that they can control the personal information they hold out to the public by determining who can access the information and how the information will be used. It is extremely challenging to define a fluid concept like privacy because it touches almost every aspect of a person and society to one degree or another.

With over 1 billion users connected through online social media, user confidentiality is becoming even more important and is widely argue in the media and researched in academia. Social networking sites are a powerful and fun way to communicate with the world. The Internet is the safe place for only those people who aware of the risk and the security, and can take steps to protect themselves, so the best solution is to learn. Social media is a good service because it lets you to share what actually you want to share, but it can also be used for negative purposes, and in both cases you are responsible for your security. Protection and preventative techniques are not very difficult, but you need to be careful while you are on the Internet. In this paper it has been provided a brief overview of some attire to users’ privacy. Classification has been made of these threats as: users’ block, design pitfall and limitations, implicit flows of information, and clash of stimulus. Further also describe about the privacy and security issues associated with social network systems.

Keywords: social media, privacy, data protection

Suggested Citation

Rewaria, Sakshi, Data Privacy in Social Media Platform: Issues and Challenges (February 26, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

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Galgotias University, School of Law, Students


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