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The nonprofit think tank Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in partnership with the Internet Society and the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development, has surveyed global Internet users about privacy and security since 2014. In its most recent survey of more than 25,000 Internet users from 25 countries, 52 percent of respondents said they’re more concerned about their online privacy than they were a year ago. 

For 81 percent of these users, cybercriminals were the primary source of concern regarding online privacy. “Internet companies, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, are a close second, with over 70 percent saying these businesses are a...

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