Only 29% Internet users in UK think they by themselves are responsible for Internet Privacy

According to a survey held recently in the United Kingdom, the internet users are much more (almost 72% UK users online) worried regarding the illegal data access, however just 29% feel completely responsible for shielding themselves on the internet.

A survey held by YouGov on the behalf of international security organization named CloudMask, 72% of the UK internet users are concerned about hackers and unauthorized data access to their private data online. There were 2000 British adults included in the survey that YouGov conducted.

The survey claims that, this is all because the users find that allocation of their personal data on the internet has become necessary. 70% of the surveyors stated they had to put their personal information while singing up for the internet services.

51% of surveyors stated they didn’t need to pay for internet freedom, although 61% believed the firm responsible for a website or an app should take the maximum accountability on the matter. 32% of the surveyors said they were all good to pay to shield their personal information on the internet, and 29% said the major responsibility in their own hands.

Now what has kept all the online security and privacy concerns in spotlight for UK users surely is, the string of cyber attacks on entities with huge users base like  Jamie Oliver and British Airways‘ recent mishaps.

The Guardian Quotes that Wael Aggan, CEO of CloudMask stated, “Gone are the days when consumers took a back seat in protecting their data online. High-profile data breaches, including celebrities’ nude photographs being pasted over the internet, credit card details being hacked and governments gaining permission to access Google and Microsoft customer data is forcing consumers to take more control of their privacy.”

Internet privacy is surely a difficult area to examine and ideas of the users can be seen to alter significantly every year. Though consumers are possibly not as assured in their personal skills to protect their privacy by their own, at this time it looks there is yet to be an alternative with whom the majority would slightly have their privacy safeguarded by.

Garreth Cameron from the IC’s (information commissioner) office said, “Consumers are becoming much more aware of the need to protect their personal data online and even though this survey shows they might be prepared to pay to do that, it is still ultimately the responsibility of the businesses who hold that data to make sure they follow the laws around data protection.”

Top/Featured Image: By Spenderine (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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