December 14, 2002

Trust and Privacy Online: What the Public Really Wants

Lee’s lecture covered Pew’s basic findings related to privacy and information disclosure. It included discussion of Americans’ policy preferences on privacy and the kinds of information that Americans were most anxious to protect. The speech also covered the basic paradox of our findings: on the one hand, Americans say they cherish their privacy and want it protected. On the other hand, they do very trusting things online.