Poll: 60% Oppose Companies Permanently Storing Users’ Search Behaviors

A University of Connecticut Poll on Government Investigation of Internet Search Engines reveals that 60% of respondents oppose search engine companies permanently storing users’ search information. Additionally, 0nly 13% feel “extremely” or “very” confident that the search behavior collected will remain private. One-third feel “somewhat” confident, and half are either “not too” confident or “not at all” confident.

While I rarely have complete faith in polls, these results indicate a general level of apprehension among the public regarding the privacy of their online intellectual activities.

Read the entire poll (with some results split between Republican & Democratic respondents) here.

[via SearchEngineWatch]

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