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Daily Dashboard | Op-ed: Privacy considerations important for low-income Americans Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, May 29, 2020



In an op-ed for The New York Times, Data & Society Research Institute Technology Researcher Mary Madden writes about the issue of privacy for impoverished Americans, saying they "often bear the burden of both ends of the spectrum of privacy harms." Madden writes that "one-size-fits-all privacy solutions will not serve all communities equally," and research she did in conjunction with the Pew Research Center on Americans' attitudes toward privacy speaks to how much of a gap there is. "Not only did Americans with lower levels of income and education have fewer technology resources and lower levels of confidence in their ability to protect their digital data, but they also expressed heightened sensitivities about a range of overlapping offline privacy and security harms," Madden writes. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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