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Statista dossier about online privacy

This dossier presents information on online privacy. Due to the rise of social media and the expanding role of the internet in everyday lives of internet users, the need to protect private data has been an increasingly relevant topic to internet users worldwide. This paper presents U.S. internet users' general thoughts on online privacy and online identity and government surveillance.

Table of contents

  • 1. Online privacy
    • Cyber crime: biggest online data breaches 2007-2019

    • Global concern about internet privacy risk vs. convenience 2018, by country

    • Global opinion on concern about online privacy 2019, by country

    • Global opinion on concern about online privacy 2019, by region

    • U.S. online users who feel their data is vulnerable to hackers 2019

    • U.S. online users who feel their data is vulnerable to hackers 2019, by gender

    • Global data protection and privacy rule awareness 2019, by country

    • Global data protection and privacy rule awareness 2019, by region

    • Concerns about cybercriminal activity among U.S. adults 2018

    • Data protection of tech companies in the U.S. 2018

  • 2. Security measures
    • Online protection strategies of global internet users 2019

    • Online privacy and anonymity strategies of U.S. internet users 2018

    • Attitudes towards privacy in the U.S. 2018

    • U.S. internet users using the same password across accounts 2018

    • U.S. internet users using the same password across accounts 2018, by age group

    • Methods of U.S. adults keeping track of login information 2019

    • Methods of U.S. adults keeping track of login information 2019, by age group

    • Main usage motivations of VPN users worldwide 2018, by device

    • Global VPN usage reach 2018, by gender

    • Global VPN usage reach 2018, by age

    • Global VPN usage reach 2018, by region

    • Global consumers willingness to pay monthly fee for personal data protection 2018

  • 3. Personal data
    • Identity theft data breaches worldwide 2013-2018

    • U.S. internet user online identity theft rate 2018

    • U.S. opinion on companies buying personal data for online ads 2018

    • U.S. opinion on companies buying personal data for online ads 2018, by age

    • U.S. opinion on companies selling personal data for online ads 2018

    • U.S. opinion on companies selling personal data for online ads 2018, by age group

    • U.S. internet users sharing user data for targeted ads 2018, by gender

    • U.S. internet users not sharing user data for targeted ads 2018, by age group

    • Personal information U.S. internet users are willing to share 2018

    • Reasons for adblocking use in the U.S. 2018

  • 4. Social media privacy
    • Countries most affected by Cambridge Analytics Facebook scandal 2018

    • U.S. awareness about Facebook data scandal regarding Cambridge Analytica 2018

    • U.S. view on past safekeeping of user data by Facebook 2018

    • U.S. view on Facebook's future performance in safeguarding personal data 2018

    • U.S. trust in social media companies safeguarding personal user data 2018

    • Steps taken by U.S. Facebook users to change usage of platform 2018

    • Reasons U.S. Facebook users share less content on social media 2018

    • U.S. Facebook usage change over privacy concerns 2018

    • U.S. view on government regulation of social media companies & user data 2018

    • U.S. Facebook users who have considered deleting their profile 2018

    • U.S. guess how many friends & family have deleted their Facebook profiles 2018

    • Perception of U.S. users social site's ability to identify key user traits 2018

    • U.S. social media user account privacy 2018

    • U.S. social media user account privacy 2018, by age group

    • U.S. social media user satisfaction of platform privacy & amount of ads 2018

  • 5. Government surveillance and data requests
    • Freedom House Index: internet freedom in selected countries 2019

    • Global concern about foreign governments and online privacy 2019, by country

    • Global concern about foreign governments and online privacy 2019, by region

    • Global concern about national government and online privacy 2019, by country

    • Global concern about national government and online privacy 2019, by region

    • Google user data requests from federal agencies and governments H1 2019, by country

    • Twitter: user data requests from federal agencies and governments H2 2018

    • Facebook: user data requests from federal agencies & governments H1 2019, by country

    • Snapchat user data requests by U.S. federal authorities 2014-2018

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