mobile privacy

66% of smartphone owners are worried about privacy: infographic

Two-thirds (66%) of smartphone owners are more worried about privacy on their device than they were a year ago, according to a new survey from TRUSTe.

Furthermore, 79% of respondents said they would avoid using smartphone apps that they don’t believe protect their privacy online.

This tallies with findings from a previous Webcredible study, which found that security and safety of information were among the main barriers holding back mobile commerce.

Most of the participants in the study were worried about security issues such as having their phones hacked, or infected with viruses that could lead to their personal details being intercepted or stolen.