22 Aug American Users Now Less Concerned About Online Privacy & Security
According to the recently released Census Bureau data by the tech arm of the US Commerce Department, users in the US are now less worried about their online security and privacy that they were in 2015.
The data showed that reports concerning privacy and security from online households fell from 84% in 2015 to 73% in 2017. From 45% in 2015, only 33% in 2017 said privacy concerns stopped them from doing certain online activities, like posting on social media or making purchases online.
It was, however, noted that the survey was taken two months after the Equifax data breach was reported, and four months before Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal erupted. Security concerns may not have been at the top of respondents’ minds at the time of the survey.