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How Much Privacy Do We Have Today? A Study Of The Life Of Marc Mezvinsky, Miguel Mares, Salomon Gilles, Brian D. Gobran, Dan Engels Jul 2018

How Much Privacy Do We Have Today? A Study Of The Life Of Marc Mezvinsky, Miguel Mares, Salomon Gilles, Brian D. Gobran, Dan Engels

SMU Data Science Review

In this paper, we present a case study evaluating the level of information available about an individual through public, Internet-accessible sources. Privacy is a basic tenet of democratic society, but technological advances have made access to information and the identification of individuals much easier through Internet-accessible databases and information stores. To determine the potential level of privacy available to an individual in today’s interconnected world, we sought to develop a detailed history of Marc Mezvinsky, a semi-public figure, husband of Chelsea Clinton, and son of two former members of the United States House of Representatives. By utilizing only publicly ...