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    The State of Online Privacy – Statistics and Trends

    June 6, 2016

    Did you know than more than 64% of global internet users have some degree of concern about their online privacy compared to a year ago. Whereas 68% of internet users believe current laws are not good enough in protecting people’s privacy online. Check out our infographic “The State of Online Privacy” for latest statistics and trends.

    The state of online privacy

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    %age of global internet users by region who have some degree of concern about their online privacy

     Region %age
    LATAM 81%
    BRIC 76%
    Middle East / Africa 69%
    APAC 67%
    North America 59%
    G-8 Countries 56%
    Europe 51%

    68% of internet users believe current laws are not good enough in protecting people’s privacy online.

    Types of personal information available online

    Type of information %age
    Photo of you 66%
    Birth Date 50%
    Email address 46%
    Company you work for 44%
    Home address 30%
    Cell Number 24%
    Home phone number 21%

    Around 78% of internet users surveyed are worried about a lack of privacy as a result of having so much information about them available on the internet.

    Around 70% of respondents noted that exposure of personal information online reduce their level of social media use and presence

    60% of internet users surveyed have given inaccurate information on social media about themselves as safety precaution

    55% have asked someone to remove an online post or un-tag them because of privacy concerns

    Nearly 1 in 4 internet users surveyed used unsecured public wi-fi leaving their personal information in open.

    Around 37% of US consumers top cause of concern for their privacy online is companies collecting and sharing their personal information with other companies.

    91% of online consumers believe it is not fair for a company to collect personal information without their knowledge in exchange of discount.

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