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Study: Aussies Using False Info To Protect Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

November 14, 2013

According to “Digital Footprints and Identities,” a Taverner Research study conducted for the Australian Communications and Media Authority, nearly “half of all Australians admit to providing fake details online to protect their actual details from misuse,” ZDNet reports. The information, which was based on surveys of 2,509 Australians, found, “Users, especially younger users, appeared willing to replace anonymity with what might be termed ‘pseudonymity.’ They would do this by withholding or misstating one or more of their real name, their actual age or date of birth, their e-mail address or their physical address.”
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