Queen's University

Facebook expert

2010-03-19

Art Cockfield, professor of privacy law at Queen’s University can discuss how the Facebook social-networking site is changing our culture.
He says that in the Victorian era students would never discuss sexual relations or personal details so openly, but now our culture – particularly youth culture – are more willing to expose personal details of their lives. This is often referred to as the ‘downfall of civility.’
Dr. Cockfield is a researcher with the Surveillance Project at Queen’s, an initiative that investigates the ways personal data is processed and why information about people has become so important in the 21st century.
To arrange an interview contact Molly Kehoe, 613.533.2877, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca, or Alissa Deley, 613.533.6000, deleya@queensu.ca, News & Media Services

 
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