"This seems like a marketing ploy, am I really at risk?"

Many consumers do not think they are truly at risk, or that their personal data can truly be secured.

However, most consumers believe their personal is not secure and that data collection poses more risks than benefits. 

Do you believe you can navigate daily life without your data being tracked?

Privacy is the right to determine how you want to be observed or disturbed — online or physically.

We all have the right to privacy, but in the age of technology, it is up to us to protect our human right to privacy and security.

Majority of Americans feel as if they have little control over data collected about them by companies and the government

Data-driven products and services are often marketed with the potential to save users time and money or even lead to better health and wellbeing.

Still, large shares of U.S. adults are not convinced they benefit from this system of widespread data gathering. 

A new survey of U.S. adults by Pew Research Center that explores how Americans feel about the state of privacy in the nation.

  • 81% of respondents think the potential risks due to data collection by companies outweigh the benefits
  • 66% feel the same about government data collection
  • 79% of Americans are concerned about the way their data is being used by companies
  • 64% feel the same about how the government is using their data

Over 80% of respondents feel they have little or no control over how these entities use their personal information.

American’s concerns about digital privacy extend to those who collect, store and use their personal information. Additionally, most people indicate they are not confident that corporations are good stewards of the data they collect. 

In another Pew Research study, 79% of Americans say they are not confident that companies will admit mistakes and take responsibility if they misuse or compromise personal information.

69% report having this same lack of confidence that firms will use their personal information in ways they will be comfortable with.

A majority of Americans believe their online and offline activities are being tracked and monitored by companies and the government with some regularity. 

It is such a common condition of modern life that roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults say they do not think it is possible to go through daily life without having data collected about them by companies or the government.

At CrowdPoint we believe privacy is a human right — join us to defend it.