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Feeling not so sure about your privacy and security when being online? You’re not alone.

A recent survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) reveals that 83 %t of global citizen believe there need to be new rules about how companies and governments use personal data. And 85% believe that their governments should work closely with other governments and organizations to make the Internet more secure.

When asked about online privacy, 57% were more concerned compared to one year ago and only a minority of them (38%) trusting that their activities on the Internet were not monitored. On the other hand, less than half of respondents (46%) believing that their activity online were not being censored. Also only about a third of respondents believed that their own government is doing enough to keep their personal information safe from private companies, and vise versa.

The survey was conducted among 24,143 users between the dates of November 20 and December 4 2015, and included individuals living in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.

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Global trust on the Internet is in decline, survey says – CNET