SafeHome.org recently released the results of a survey on personal privacy and technology. According to the company, “We conducted a survey to find out where public opinion lies on the question of technology and privacy or security. People of different age groups and different occupations answered questions to determine how bothersome certain devices were to them regarding privacy violations. As it turns out, some feel technology is far too convenient to give up despite its flaws, while others would trash their devices if they found out it was spying on them. Of course, many were of mixed opinion and considered these issues on a case-by-case basis. While the spectrum of sentiment on the issue is quite varied, the discussion of technology and privacy is one of paramount importance today.”
The article goes on, “Since many people depend on technology for some, if not most, aspects of their life, it’s understandable these people would have opinions on the broader question of tech, convenience, and privacy. Interestingly, one’s occupation appears to have an impact on which aspect of privacy violation they find most egregious. It’s not surprising to find that 4 out of 5 of the industries at high risk for criminal cyber activity appear on the list, which is primarily concerned with the criminal side of privacy violation. Health care, government, finance, and transportation industries have all had to increase their security budgets recently to prevent a rise in cyberattacks. Arts and entertainment, which has been harmed by online piracy for decades now, is also uncomfortable with criminality.”
Read more here, or check out one of several infographics from SafeHome.org below.
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