Young people care about privacy as do older generations, US study finds

April 21, 2010

New research from the US observes that young adults generally care as much about privacy as older Americans. For example, 86% of those surveyed believe that anyone who posts a photo or video of them online should get their permission first, even if the photo was taken in public. Among young adults aged 18 to 24, 84% agreed, compared to 90% among those 45 to 54. Despite growing up in the digital age, young people know little about their rights to online privacy, the study found. Young adults seem more confident than their older peers that the government would protect them, even though US privacy laws offer few such safeguards. Associated Press