Canada Dashboard Digest

Technology Raising Privacy Anxiety, Poll Suggests

PERSONAL PRIVACY

April 5, 2013

A new poll commissioned by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) reveals that a “significant number of Canadians do not feel they understand the privacy risks posed by new technologies and are not confident in their ability to protect their personal information,” according to an OPC press release. The Survey of Canadians on Privacy-Related Issues queried 1,513 Canadian residents and found 55 percent are “very” concerned about posting their location, and a majority said they have not installed--or have uninstalled--an app based on privacy concerns. Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said, “Canadians are beginning to realize that the various pieces of information they share online can reveal a lot about them and can be used in ways they never intended.”
Full Story