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.
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.