Date of Thesis

Spring 2020


The technology around us enables incredible abilities such as high-resolution video calls and the ability to stay connected with everyone we care about through social media. This technology also comes with a hidden cost in the form of data collection.

This work explores what privacy means and how users understand what data social media companies collect and monetize. This thesis also proposes a more ethical business model that addresses privacy concerns from an individual perspective.


privacy, social media, data collection, ethics, computer science

Access Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Type

Bachelor of Science


Computer Science

Minor, Emphasis, or Concentration


First Advisor

L. Felipe Perrone