Megha Solanki ,
Awareness of Privacy and Security Concerns using Electronic Devices: An Empirical Study,
5 (5) IJLMH Page 1038 - 1058 (2022), DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113686
In India, the access to advanced technology is at the cost of compromised privacy. The research aims at evaluating how much electronic device users are aware of their security and privacy. In this survey, we created questionnaires to assess the level of electronic security awareness displayed by the residents of Delhi/NCR and determine whether a general level of security complacency exists amongst electronic users or not. The results are demonstrated through pie charts and bar graphs and a conclusion is derived based on findings Stratified sampling method was employed to evaluate the survey of 205 respondents. The outcome reveals that even though the respondents are considerably aware of privacy issues and the need for data protection, they are still negligently leaking their personal information on the web. There is an urgent need to enact a comprehensive legislation which not only covers all possible arena of privacy infringement and data protection but also mandates individuals to be more responsible towards the protection of their own sensitive information.
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