- Nearly 90 percent of people leave personal information on the Internet, also take steps to ensure that others have access to it. Four in ten read for filling out personal info first the privacy statement of the site. Around 60 percent first checks the safety of websites. According to figures from Statistics Netherlands.
Nearly three quarters of people who sometimes leave personal information on the Internet, does not allow to be used for commercial purposes. Slightly more than half restricts access to its geographical location.
There is no difference between men and women in taking steps to safe surfing. It appears that people aged 65 and older are least likely to protect their data (about three-quarters do that). At 12- to 65-year-olds is nearly 90 percent.
About completing (email-) address and telephone number- often required for online purchases- do not difficult quarters. The least often shared personal information about health, work or income, pictures and location information.