93 percent are worried about online privacy

Data privacy

Compared to a year ago 93 percent of people have the same amount or more concern about their online privacy.


This is according to a survey of of 1,000 people across the US by VPN comparison site TheBestVPN. It finds 51 percent are worried about their information being stolen by hackers, and 26 percent about companies collecting and sharing data.

In addition 14 percent worry about US government surveillance, while nine percent worry about foreign governments. Interestingly perceptions are different between the sexes, while men are more concerned about hackers, women worry more about online surveillance.

There are also worries about collection of information, with 54 percent not confident they understand how companies collect and use their data.

You can see a summary of the findings in the infographic below.

Online privacy graphic

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