Over 2,000 people from 40 economies across Asia-Pacific responded to a survey conducted by the Internet Society, which takes an in-depth look at how Internet users handle personal information online.
- Cyber security topped the list of Internet users’ key concerns.
- Without sufficient online data protection, 50% of women and 40% of men said that they were highly unlikely to use online banking and financial services, and approximately 40% of women and men were highly unlikely to use e-commerce sites and online shops.
- Over 70% of respondents felt that their personal information was not sufficiently protected online. Yet, close to 60% of respondents believed that they did not have sufficient knowledge and tools to protect their privacy online.
- Both women (91%) and men (89%) were either very uncomfortable or uncomfortable with disclosing bank and credit card details online.