University Policies on the Dangers of Spyware Apps
Boyle, Julia L., 1994--
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Despite the comprehensive nature of many universities’ cyberstalking policies, the rapid rate of technological growth has created legal loopholes. The growing popularity of unregulated spyware apps--typically marketed towards employers and parents, has fallen into the hands of abusers, creating an innovative outlet to easily stalk victims. Domestic violence shelters are increasingly receiving young victims who have been stalked by spyware apps. Thus, by analyzing the cyberstalking policies of three top universities, this study will seek to discover the effectiveness of fighting against those perpetuating violence through spyware apps. Finally, in comparison with the three schools, Northern Illinois University’s policy will be analyzed.