Most Consumers Have Abandoned Hope for Online Privacy: Figleaf Survey

In a survey taken before the UK ICO’s recent actions, U.S. and UK consumers had largely given up on expecting government protection for their online data. The June 2019 survey, from privacy protection company Figleaf, found that just 32% of US and UK consumers felt online privacy was possible, compared with 61% in a similar March 2018 survey. The number believing that privacy is a government responsibility fell from 75% to 6% during the same period.