72 Percent of Americans Are Concerned About Their Privacy, Symantec Report Says
A new Symantec study sheds light on US consumer attitudes toward data privacy. According to the survey, most Americans consider data protection to be a right and the vast majority (72%) of people are more concerned about their online privacy than ever before.
All but a few consumers (93%) feel that they themselves should be in charge of how companies use their data, while about half of respondents (51%) think that it is crucial that organizations allow their customers to report data misuse, and that firms should be fined if they don’t do so. However, this doesn’t exactly mean that consumers are militant about their online privacy, as two out of three (66%) respondents indicated that they prioritize convenience over privacy under certain conditions.