Skip to main content

Top 5 Infographics of the Week: Data Privacy

Since the dawn of the internet, there has always been some concern over the privacy of our data and implications from misuse. However in recent years, with the rise of social networks, people have been increasingly apprehensive about how their personal information is being shared and used. In this article about the subject, they found that 47% of people are very concerned about online privacy, and 70% of respondents feel that they should have a right to complete online privacy. This is also reflected in our study on social media and data privacy that was completed last summer. We found that millennials are more likely to share their location with friends and family than any other generation. However, they are the least likely to share their location with businesses or employers. For more about our study on millennials and data privacy, read more here.

At the end of the day, data privacy is no joking matter and should not be taken lightly. Since it has been a trending topic lately, we found 5 great infographics on the topic of data privacy and summarized them for you here.

#1: Privacy & Data Management on Mobile Devices by
  • Smartphone owners aged 18-24 and 24-34 are the most likely to clear their browsing or search history.
  • Men are more likely (35%) to uninstall an app due to personal information concerns than women are (24%).
  • 25% of younger users (those aged 18-24) say that their personal data has been accessed by another person in an inappropriate way. This is the most of any age group.
Please include attribution to with this graphic.

Privacy & Data Management on Mobile Devices

Share this Image On Your Site

#2: Consumer Online Privacy by annalect
  • 91% of all internet users are aware that companies currently track the websites that they visit.
  • Over half of online consumers (51%) feel that they do not know enough about how their information is being used. In fact, 66% feel a lack of control and 57% are worried that their personal information is being shared without their consent. 
  • Ironically, people generally take more actions to protect their privacy computers (32%) than they are on their mobile phones (14%).
Please include attribution to with this graphic.

Consumer Online Privacy

Share this Image On Your Site

#3: Data Privacy: What the Consumer Really Thinks by Future Foundation and the DMA
  • 53% of consumers are labeled as "Data Pragmatists", meaning that they are willing to exchange reasonable amounts of data with brands for free services or better benefits.
  • 12 out of 15 people accept that disclosure of personal information is "a fact of modern life".
  • 85% of people are "aware or somewhat aware" of the techniques used by companies to track online behavior and preferences.
Please include attribution to with this graphic.

Data Privacy

Share this Image On Your Site

#4: Online Privacy and Security: Who is Concerned the Most? by AnchorFree and HotSpot Shield
  • The top 5 US cities with the highest use of hotspot shield personal VPN are: Richmond, VA, Springfield, IL, Miami, FL, Columbus, OH, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • The top 5 US cities with the highest cybercrime threat are: Washington D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Boston.
  • Surprisingly enough, people who work in or travel to Florida cities and US state capitals use VPN a lot more!
Please include attribution to with this graphic.

Online Privacy and Security

Share this Image On Your Site

#5: How Much Data Does the Internet Hold On You? by WhoIsHostingThis?
  • In 2010 Google admitted to storing email and password information.
  • 50% of iOS apps track your location. Free apps are more than four times more likely to access your contact list.
  • In 2013, the data produced by a typical office worker was 1.8 million megabytes annually.
Please include attribution to with this graphic.

How Much Data Does the Internet Hold On You?

Share this Image On Your Site


  1. For some useful tips on what VPN is better and what choose you need to consult with this blog I think that you will find there everything that you need to know

  2. Great Article
    Cyber Security Projects

    projects for cse

    Networking Security Projects

    JavaScript Training in Chennai

    JavaScript Training in Chennai

    The Angular Training covers a wide range of topics including Components, Angular Directives, Angular Services, Pipes, security fundamentals, Routing, and Angular programmability. The new Angular TRaining will lay the foundation you need to specialise in Single Page Application developer. Angular Training


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Results of the Presidential Job Index Survey (week ending 7/1/2010)

Quick update on the results for the presidential job index survey for the week ending 7/1/2011. As a reminder this is a weekly survey that we conduct and we publish the results for the survey every Friday. To participate in this week's survey, please download the SurveySwipe application and take the survey.

Remember, you get points that you can redeem for various rewards when you take our surveys. We have already distributed several paid apps like Angry Birds for free.


Almost 900 respondents took the survey.
52% vs 53% last week of the respondents approve of the job that President Obama is doing.
Respondents included 28% Democrats (31% last week), 25% Republicans (22% last week), 24% independents (27%) last week and 2% with the Green Party (3% last week).

You can view the reports here or directly on your phone.

Top 5 Infographics of the Week: Cyber Security

Earlier this week, we experienced a power outage with our data center at Internap. During this short period of time, our customers were unable to access the site. Luckily, it didn't last long and we are back up and running now thanks to our dedicated support team that responded quickly and worked diligently.

Cyber security is, and always has been, a very important issue for us as we continue to grow and meet the demands of a technology-driven society. Nothing is more paramount than the safety of your valuable data. And apparently we weren't the only ones affected, as LinkedIn was experiencing difficulties on the same day and Internap had 3 massive outages earlier this year. Check out these infographics with stats on the importance of cyber security and the impact it can have on small-medium sized businesses.

Top 5 Infographics of the Week: Internet of Things

In 2008, the number of things connected to the internet exceeded the number of people on Earth. By 2050, we are expected to surpass 50 million different devices connected to the internet. And we're not just talking smartphones and tablets - we mean everything. Wearable tech, household appliances, smart homes, public transportation, hospitals and even cattle have all been using sensors to transmit data automatically. It is an exciting yet scary time to be alive. The various interactions between these different entities are opening up doors for more apps, more software and more auxiliary services. With so many "things" connected online, the possibilities for information exchange becoming wider everyday. Check out the top 5 infographics to learn more about the IoT.