Analysis of Privacy on Social Networks

Bachelor thesis Czech RESTRICTED
Tomandl, Luboš (2015)
  • Publisher: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze
  • Subject: soukromí; sledování; privacy; privacy protection; surveillance; sociální sítě; Facebook; social networks; ochrana soukromí
    acm: InformationSystems_MISCELLANEOUS

This thesis deals with a question of privacy in a context of social networks. The main substance of these services is the users' option to share an information about their lives. This alone can be a problem for privacy. In the first part of this thesis concentrates on the meaning of privacy as well as its value for both individuals and the society. In the next part the privacy threats on social networks, namely Facebook, are discussed. These threats are disclosed on four levels according to four recognized actors active on Facebook. Those actors are users, Facebook company, other corporations and government organizations. From all of these groups threats for user's privacy can come. This thesis not only tries to find these threats, but is wants to offer some solutions of this situation as well.
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