Americans are used to sharing their personal information, but is there enough security for all that sharing? When asked, 91% of adults agreed that consumers lost control of how personal information is used.
Lee Rainie of Pew Research Center writes that Americans have a lack of confidence in the security of everyday communication channels, and those who control them. Around 74% believe it's very important to be in control of who has information about them.
Half of internet users said they worry about the amount of information available about them online, and most said they knew about key pieces of their personal information that could be found on the internet.
When asked if they feel as though their own efforts to protect the privacy of their personal information online are sufficient, 61% say they feel they “would like to do more,” while 37% say they “already do enough.