Joghallgatók adatvédelmi tudatossága

Kardos Vivien Kata: Joghallgatók adatvédelmi tudatossága. In: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : forum : publicationes discipulorum iurisprudentiae, (3). pp. 291-322. (2021)

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The focus of the study is to examine the privacy awareness of law students in particular to assess their level of knowledge in data protection, furthermore, to discover how prudent they are about data protection when using social networking sites (SNSs), and to establish any gaps of knowledge in the field of privacy awareness. Foreign literature is crucial in exploring the topic, additionally, privacy literacy as a key element of it. The empirical research was carried out on a quantitative basis through a questionnaire with a total participation of 205 law students from all faculties of law and political sciences in Hungary. The questions were constructed as a point of orientation to cover knowledge, attitudes, and habits as well. The results highlighted several gaps. In the light of the outcome, it can be concluded that law students pay significantly less attention to the protection of other people’s personal data than to their own personal data and identifying personal data through practical examples causes difficulties. Law students are not sufficiently careful about giving consent, both in terms of attitudes and habits. The issue of the cookie identifier underlined significant shortcomings, with just over a quarter of law students classifying it as personal data. Nevertheless, more than two-thirds of the respondents considered it „risky” from a data protection perspective. In order to data protection safeguards be properly enforced, it is essential that individuals actually pay attention to data protection in their everyday customs. Knowledge development in data protection can significantly increase privacy literacy, which is also crucial for privacy awareness. Social media, especially SNSs, is considerably relevant to personal data among law students, and conscious usage can reduce the risk of a potential personal data breach. It should be emphasized that education has a key role to play in developing privacy awareness in the field of data protection.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Privacy awareness among law students
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : forum : publicationes discipulorum iurisprudentiae
Date: 2021
Volume: 3
ISSN: 2560-2802
Page Range: pp. 291-322
Language: Hungarian, English
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Adatvédelem - Európai Unió - jogi szabályozás
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.05. Law
Date Deposited: 2022. Feb. 28. 12:18
Last Modified: 2023. Nov. 06. 14:44

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