Much of the focus has been on government surveillance, though there are also significant concerns about how businesses use data.
Many are in an “It depends” frame of mind when they consider this central trade-off in the digital era.
Survey respondents from the report Privacy and Information Sharing were presented with six hypothetical scenarios, each of which involved sharing some level of personal data in exchange for using a product or service.
Many Americans say they might provide personal information in commercial settings, depending on the deal being offered and how much risk they face.
Today’s parents must navigate how, when and to what extent they oversee their teens’ online and mobile activities.
A significant minority of adults have felt confused, discouraged or impatient when trying to make decisions about sharing their information.
Pew Research Center performed an analysis of 1,041,336 apps in the Google Play Store as of September 2014 to determine the specific permissions requested by each app.
Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.
Lee Rainie discusses what research is showing us about privacy strategies and statistics.
Pew Research Center has been studying various dimensions of the issue. Here are some key findings from our public opinion surveys.