Essential Report

Information on the Internet

Mar 18, 2014

Q. As far as you know, which of the following types of information about you is available on the internet for other people to see?

 

Total

 

Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+

Your email address

62%

59%

60%

68%

A photo of you

58%

73%

55%

42%

Your occupation

42%

52%

42%

30%

Your date of birth

41%

46%

38%

39%

Groups or organisations you belong to

38%

47%

38%

28%

Your phone number

38%

28%

39%

48%

Who you work for

37%

53%

38%

18%

Your opinions on any subject

33%

41%

31%

26%

Details of your family, such as spouse or children

31%

37%

33%

22%

Your home address

30%

19%

32%

41%

Information or photos that have the potential to embarrass you

12%

20%

10%

6%

A majority of respondents said their email address (62%) and a photo (58%) was available on the internet for others to see.

There tended to be more information on the internet about younger people. For those aged 18-34 73% said there was a photo, 59% email address, 53% who they worked for and 52% their occupation.

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