Social media and privacy in the UAE : a survey research

Other Title(s)

وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي و الخصوصية في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة : بحث ميداني

Joint Authors

Izzi, Abd al-Rahman
Dakhkhan, Samiyah

Source

University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences

Issue

Vol. 19, Issue 2 (30 Jun. 2022), pp.569-604, 36 p.

Publisher

University of Sharjah

Publication Date

2022-06-30

Country of Publication

United Arab Emirates

No. of Pages

36

Main Subjects

Media and Communication

Abstract EN

Social media is one of the most important agents of social transformation in modern times.

They play a critical role for millions of people.

Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, are used for socializing, posting updates, communicating with friends and family members, as well as sharing photos.

The platforms assist individuals in connecting with thousands of people and hence have the potential of influencing people's lives including the potential negative impact of misuse such as re-sharing someone’s data without their consent.

Social media users are expected to use the social media platforms responsibly as privacy is essential in avoiding harm, distortion, public disclosure, and abuses.

The study investigates privacy in social media from a legal and ethical perspective in the UAE.

It addresses the concern of the users who might be oblivious of privacy, data protection guidelines and the gap in research on privacy in social media.

The theoretical background is grounded in social utilitarian ethical theory as an ethical framework.

The legal theory applies as it defines and sets boundaries for privacy and its different manifestations in social media.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Izzi, Abd al-Rahman& Dakhkhan, Samiyah. 2022. Social media and privacy in the UAE : a survey research. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences،Vol. 19, no. 2, pp.569-604.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1404625

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Izzi, Abd al-Rahman& Dakhkhan, Samiyah. Social media and privacy in the UAE : a survey research. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 19, no. 2 (Jun. 2022), pp.569-604.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1404625

American Medical Association (AMA)

Izzi, Abd al-Rahman& Dakhkhan, Samiyah. Social media and privacy in the UAE : a survey research. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences. 2022. Vol. 19, no. 2, pp.569-604.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1404625

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 565-567

Record ID

BIM-1404625