Survey: Dutch are concerned about privacy




Six in ten people are worried about the processing of personal data by companies and governments. According to research knowledge platform ECP. The vast majority of the Dutch consider it important that private information will remain confidential.

privacy Slightly more people worry about the processing of personal data by companies or by governments, is evident from the research : sixty percent for businesses, 59.8 percent for governments. Of the respondents, 500 in total, says 85.6 percent to privacy. Only 2.5 percent think privacy is not important.

Simultaneously strips beliefs not the behavior of people in practice. Only 19 percent of respondents namely to avoid public Wi-Fi hotspots and 57 percent said its wireless network to have secured. Also, approximately one third of people no password and virus scanner. Also, many people do not pay attention to the rights smartphone apps need and protects one in five users messages on social media does not print.

It is striking that 60 percent of respondents to read the privacy policy of Internet or superficial. Twenty percent even gives to carefully read the privacy terms. That so many people do actually, is unlikely; privacy terms are often well hidden and hard to read. In addition, surveys that ask people to behavior not too reliable: people are inclined to give an answer that they deem socially desirable.

The research shows that young people are most likely to share, even though they are just as concerned about privacy as older people. Private data are between 18 and 35 They also protect their profiles off. Women between 56 and 65 are the least willing to provide private information.


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