U.S. mobile user top online privacy usage concerns 2019

According to a March 2019 survey conducted among mobile users in the United States, 72 percent of respondents stated that their top concern regarding data privacy were identity theft and fraud. Concerns about stolen passwords ranked second with 64 percent.

Most concerning issues about data privacy according to mobile users in the United States as of April 2019

Share of respondents
Identity theft and fraud72%
Stolen passwords64%
Not knowing what personal information is being used for59%
Information being sold for profit54%
Location tracking53%
Not knowing how personal information is collected online53%
Unsolicited marketing communications41%
None of the above7%
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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period

March 26 to April 11, 2019

Number of respondents

1,002 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

smartphone owners who use digital services and/or platforms on mobile devices at least once per week

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "If you have concerns about privacy, what are they?"

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