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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

Infographic by GO Globe Hong Kong Web Design

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

 Region%age
LATAM81%
BRIC76%
Middle East / Africa69%
APAC67%
North America59%
G-8 Countries56%
Europe51%

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 you66%
Birth Date50%
Email address46%
Company you work for44%
Home address30%
Cell Number24%
Home phone number21%

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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