New Study Shows Public Does Not Trust Social Media Privacy, Supports Stronger Privacy Laws

A new survey supported by the Craig Newmark Foundation shows that while 80% of Americans use social media daily, 96% do not trust social networks to protect their privacy. The survey found that only 7% of millennials trust these sites to protect their data. A majority of Americans surveyed also expressed concern about the lack of safety online, including fears over identity theft, email hacking, and non-consensual online tracking. Many Americans think privacy laws are too weak. Among all groups, millennials are increasingly aware of the need for stronger privacy laws. EPIC maintains a webpage devoted to Privacy and Public Opinion and has launched the Data Protection 2016 campaign to highlight privacy protection in the 2016 election.


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