We all know that social media has captured all of our personal data. From our details to photos in our camera roll, everything is recorded in their systems. However, some applications or websites even have our bank account details due to the monthly or annual subscriptions we get. These concerns have left people in extreme stress that whether or not their personal information is safe.A survey was carried out by Twingate from the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials. It was studied that approx. 51% of The Baby Boomers were highly concerned about the safety of their data scattered all around the internet, whereas 47% of Generation X and 44% of the Millennials are also pretty worried about their privacy. The remaining 3-5% from either of the group doesn't pay any heed to this.
People’s distrust on different platforms
Social media has loads of applications and websites that are crowded by billions of users. However, as many people love a specific application, many don't like it at all. The top reason is distrust and un-interest. The social media application having the highest number of distrust by people of 38% is TikTok. Facebook comes second as 36% of people don't trust Facebook for the security of their private data. Instagram and Snapchat being the favorite apps for picture lovers, have around 25%-26% of people who don't trust them. 22%-24% for YouTube and Twitter.
People who are extraordinarily worried and insecure about their information, pay these sites to ensure the security of their data so that it doesn’t get sold to an external party. Studies have found that in this category, 50% are the Baby Boomers, 60% are the Millennials, and 63% are from Generation X.
Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are earning a massive amount of money from users who want these sites to safeguard their personal data from third parties.
Infographic by: Twingate.com