Tag Archive | privacy

Personal Information Privacy Remains a Concern for Many

Privacy concerns abound about the smart-device market. More than one-quarter (27%) of smart-device non-users didn’t have one because of concerns about the security or privacy of data collected, and only 20% thought the benefits of such devices outweighed any privacy concerns about personal info.

via eMarketer

An Explosion of Online Activity and Yet Very Little Trust

The U.S. social network audience is big — including 172.6 million people in 2014, or 54% of the population and 68.6% of internet users. However, many of those users are likely worried about their privacy on such platforms.

66% of those polled said they were concerned about their privacy on social networks such as Facebook.

via eMarketer

British Marketers must Address Social Media User Concerns

Nearly two-thirds of UK internet users will access social networks this year, eMarketer estimates, but recent research finds that those who use social platforms still worry about how such sites track their information.

According to the study, 60% of internet users in Great Britain were concerned about social networks monitoring or collecting their information.

via eMarketer

American Teens Show Concern about Mobile App Privacy

As teens gain access to mobile devices, they have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy.

Half (51%) of teen apps users say that they have decided not to install a cell phone or tablet app after they found out they would have to share personal information in order to use it.

via Pew Research

American’s Privacy is Under Attack – CISPA is Back

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is back. 

Last year, Representatives Rogers and Ruppersberger introduced CISPA, which would create a gaping new exemption to existing privacy law.
CISPA would grant companies more power to obtain “threat” information (such as from private communications of users) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant — including sending data to the National Security Agency.

via Electronic Frontier Foundation