Online Social Networks allow people to build connections, personalised profiles and post content. Such profiles and posts present an opportunity for people to introduce themselves while expressing their personality, feelings, and other personal data on the web.
The small pieces of information shared online across multiplenet works, may seem harmless individually. However, over time they may reveal more cumulatively than the person intends, as these identifiable traces can be linked together and exploited.
The shared data can reveal more about an individual than they intend which may result in privacy exposure risks. Such risks can have potentially negative and even disastrous consequences for the person, for their employer, and even for national security.