Australian Policy Online released on Monday a document containing many statistics regarding Australian’s attitudes toward online privacy. Some key findings were:
- 85% of online Australians believe data breach notification should be mandatory for business
- Australians nominated identity theft (86%) and loss of financial data (83%) as their areas of greatest privacy concern.
- The financial sector is most trusted on privacy (42%), followed by government and the eCommerce sectors
- Social media is the least trusted industry on privacy (1%). In fact, 61% of respondents nominated the social media industry as having the worst privacy practices
- Overall, women feel more secure than men online, and younger people (18-29 years old) feel more secure than older people (50+ years old)
I have yet to read the full text, so I will reserve any summation and/or analysis until I have.
The full PDF is available to download from the following URL:
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