Over 85% of people want to know how online services share their personal information



The survey added that many users want to be able to control their privacy, and more than 70% of people have already adjusted their profile settings to make it more secure.

More than 85% of people want to know how online services use their personal information, including name, email address and contact number, and with whom this information is shared, according to a survey by software company Ping Identity.

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The software company surveyed more than 3,400 consumers around the world about their online registration experiences, their attitude towards online privacy and their willingness to share personal information.

Almost 72% of those surveyed said it was difficult to get information about a website’s data collection practices, indicating a lack of transparency in online services. Additionally, 60% of those polled said they deleted an account for privacy reasons, with 46% having done so more than once, the survey noted.

Almost a third of users said they abandoned creating an account on a website for several reasons, including being asked to provide too much information, taking too long to enter information, and being prompted. to follow too many safety steps.

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Several websites have adopted advanced security practices, including the use of digital identifiers. A digital ID is an encrypted system that stores personal information on a smartphone that can be shared electronically by the owner. More than half of those surveyed said they were comfortable with digital credentials, with many preferring to use a service that offered an alternative to traditional passwords.

The survey added that many users want to be able to control their privacy, and more than 70% of people have already adjusted their profile settings to make it more secure. Almost 90% of Gen Z users follow this practice, according to the survey.


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