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2017 Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey infographic poster.

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Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey 2017

People believe online services are the biggest privacy risk

Biggest risks

  • Online services: 32%
  • ID fraud & theft: 19%
  • Data breach: 17%
  • Financials: 12%
  • All other: 20%

Most trustworthy:

  • Hospitals/Health: 79%
  • Banking/Finance: 59%
  • Government: 58%
  • Insurance: 40%

69% of us are more concerned about online privacy than we were five years ago.

Security concerns mean:

  • 93% don't want their data to be sent overseas
  • 79% don’t want their data shared with other organisations
  • 58% decided not to deal with some businesses
  • 44% avoid downloading smartphone apps

We could take more responsibility, but we don't usually.

  • 61% check website security before giving personal information
  • 65% read privacy policies
  • 54% ask organisations why?
  • 50% clear browsing history
  • 50% shred documents
  • 43% adjust privacy settings

Handle with care. Visit www.privacy.gov.au.

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