The people who have the most gain from social media privacy are the people who put their lives on the line every day. These people need to have privacy because there are many people who would like to destroy their careers or them personally. Therefore, they have to be very careful about how they use social media and what they say on the social systems.
Law enforcement agents are probably the people who need the most privacy. However, these people are likely to get the least amount of training available (and resources) because they have to handle the social media systems themselves. This means that the social media systems can be especially dangerous for them if there is a lot of information about them released on the systems.
The truth about these law enforcement agents is that most of them are not very careful about how they use the systems. If a person is in law enforcement then they are in the business of making enemies. There are a lot of people that they deal with everyday that are looking for nothing other than revenge. This means that a law enforcement official should be extra careful about how they use the social systems because the systems may not only be dangerous for themselves but for their immediate family and friends.
The social systems are set up to release all information about a person to everyone (friend, family, or foe) by default. This is because the social systems mistakenly believe that the only person looking for a person on the social systems must be a friend, family, or colleague. However, this is not always true on the social networks.
A person who has a vendetta may just as likely be searching for the person as well. In fact, this is probably one of the smartest places to search because of the social media system’s default settings. The social media systems default setting of letting everyone see everything on a social media profile is downright dangerous.
A law enforcement agent who uses the social media systems must be wary of this fact and seek to get as much privacy as possible. However, they cannot rely on the social media systems to provide the level of privacy that they need. They must manage it on their own or they will suffer the consequences of not having enough privacy on the networks.
The social media networks are in the habit of selling all the information they have about a user to businesses that want to sell those people something. However, this also opens up the possibility of a person getting this information either through hacking or by targeting the demographic correctly. Either way, the social system is not in the habit of providing privacy for their users.