Perceptions of privacy by the class of 2012

Privacy and the class of 2012 — Each year Beloit College publishes a “Mindset List” to share incoming college students’ rapidly changing cultural frames of reference with the faculty. For the class of 2012, several privacy-related items made the Mindset List for the first time. The list notes that these students’ frames of privacy references are that “Personal privacy has always been threatened” (#43) and “Employers have always been able to do credit checks on employees” (# 39).