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What Do College Students Think About Online Privacy & Security?


There is a widespread belief that young people care little about online privacy and security. If Millennials truly cared about their privacy, they wouldn’t share so much personal information freely over the internet, the argument goes.

To find out the truth, we polled 1200+ students at 523 colleges and universities in the US and UK* to learn their feelings about privacy and security. See below for complete survey results. We have illustrated the findings in our infographic, What Do College Students Think About Online Privacy & Security. Our research revealed some surprising answers. For example, 82% of college students are concerned about keeping their data private and roughly the same number are concerned about their school  tracking their online behavior.