Actions to protect devices and online usage privacy according to internet users worldwide as of June 2015

Protection of devices and online privacy worldwide 2015 This statistic shows the actions to protect devices and online usage privacy according to internet users worldwide as of June 2015. During the survey period, 34 percent of internet users reported that they turned off location tracking in many mobile apps to protect their privacy.
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Share of respondents
I make sure I enforce high privacy settings on social websites and in my browser39%
I turn off location tracking within many of the apps that I use on my mobile devices34%
I store all my most sensitive data on devices which do not have access to the internet28%
I use special software or add-ons that prevent collection of my personal information by websites22%
I cover my webcam to prevent people from hijacking it to spy on me20%
I use anti-theft services/software on my mobile devices18%
I try to avoid using popular websites like Google and Facebook of the info they gather about me18%
Share of respondents
I make sure I enforce high privacy settings on social websites and in my browser39%
I turn off location tracking within many of the apps that I use on my mobile devices34%
I store all my most sensitive data on devices which do not have access to the internet28%
I use special software or add-ons that prevent collection of my personal information by websites22%
I cover my webcam to prevent people from hijacking it to spy on me20%
I use anti-theft services/software on my mobile devices18%
I try to avoid using popular websites like Google and Facebook of the info they gather about me18%
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This statistic shows the actions to protect devices and online usage privacy according to internet users worldwide as of June 2015. During the survey period, 34 percent of internet users reported that they turned off location tracking in many mobile apps to protect their privacy.
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Release date
August 2015
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
June 2015
Number of respondents
12,355 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey

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