Online privacy and anonymity strategies of Canadian internet users 2018

This statistic presents the most common actions taken in last three years because of security and privacy issues when using the internet according to online users in Canada. During the September 2018 survey, it was found that 45 percent of respondents were now less likely to give personal info on websites due to security and privacy reasons.

Actions taken in last three years because of security and privacy issues when using the internet according to online users in Canada as of September 2018

Percentage of respondents
I only use my own computer47%
I decided to only visit websites I know and trust45%
I am less likely to give personal info. on websites45%
I started opening only emails from people I know43%
I have installed antivirus software41%
I started using different passwords39%
I have changed the security settings31%
I started changing my passwords regularly26%
I am less likely to buy goods or services online18%
I am less likely to bank online14%
I cancelled an online purchase6%
Don't know4%
Other0%
None11%
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Sources

Release date

November 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

September 2018

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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