Beware of Professors, Prospective Employers, and Predators Online

November 2, 2006

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian warned Ryerson University students to beware "the three P's" when using websites such as MySpace, Friendster or Facebook. Her office, in collaboration with Facebook, conducted a focus group with Ontario students on online social networking. "Privacy is a critical part of how to do online social networking in an intelligent fashion... you want to provide information to your friends and the people around you as opposed to everyone around you on the open Internet." Facebook has recently been opening their site to the general public. Ryerson news item