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Attitudes towards Information Disclosure, Confidence and Privacy on the Internet
The purpose of this article is to study the attitude of users to the problem of disclosing personal information on the Internet. The focus is on the term of provision of personal data on various Internet pages especially on social networks. The first part of the work includes the analysis of the main theories concerning privacy and information disclosure in social networks. The second part contains the work with data and analysis. The data is collected from the social network VK using the VK API and contains a set of randomly chosen profiles. The results of the research show that information disclosure does not depend on the gender or the size of friendship network, but is related to the patterns of filling in profiles, practicing by their friends. The results of the study and further perspectives are discussed at the end of the article.