72% of UK Citizens Are Concerned about Data ProtectionAdded: Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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According to recent research, 72% of British adults became concerned about their sensitive data online after Snowden’s revelations. People are mostly worried about hackers and illegal access to their information. Over 2,000 British adults took part in the survey, and 32% of them are willing to pay to protect their information on the Internet. This represents a significant change in consumer behavior, with 29% people feeling they are responsible for protection of their own data.
It’s been two years after Edward Snowden revealed that the American and British security forces could access people’s private data without permission. In addition, lots of high-profile private data leaks and hacker attacks against large companies have also emphasized the need for data security.
UK Internet users noted that cases of celebrities’ nude images being leaked to the web, credit card details being hacked and governments all over the world gaining permission to obtain customer information are forcing them to take more control of their privacy. Their behavior is also influenced by the fact that every new online service demands increasingly more personal information. It turned out that 70% of those surveyed shared personal data on the Internet when signing up for various websites and services. Such information included name, address and date of birth, and it is usually considered part of the secret personal data that may be used by bank to verify a person’s identity, for example.
On the other hand, despite their worries about privacy, over 50% of respondents would refuse to pay for online protection, and 3/5 of them said that it is responsibility of the entity responsible for the application or website to protect their data.
The Information Commissioner’s Office agreed, saying that consumers today are increasingly aware of the need to protect their personal information on the Internet. Regardless of the fact that the recent survey showed that part of them were ready to pay for privacy, it remains the responsibility of the businesses collecting such sensitive data to protect it. The Information Commissioner’s Office clarified that businesses are required to do their best in order to keep consumer data safe. This can be done by investing in consumer privacy on the Internet – in terms of education, increased protection and good practice.Posted by: Date:
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