20181213_Online_Privacy_World_IBT This chart shows the percent of internet users increasingly concerned about online privacy due to internet companies. Photo: IBT/Statista

Executives from tech’s biggest companies have had to come before Congress to answer questions about their business model and steps they are taking to secure user data. Facebook, Twitter, and Google have all stepped into the hot seat, with Google going before Congress yesterday in the latest round of hearings. 

According to polling conducted by IPSOS and CIGI, internet users across all regions of the world are increasingly concerned about their online privacy. In the United States, 83 percent of internet users are increasingly concerned about their online privacy. France had similar results with 78 percent of respondents concerned about their online privacy, while in Germany 67 percent of internet users are concerned about their online privacy. 

Russia and Tunisia registered the lowest levels of concern among those countries surveyed.