A survey commissioned by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada found 92% of Canadian citizens are concerned about their online privacy. Of the 1,500 individuals polled, 87% expressed their anxieties over social media platforms and their data-collection methods in order to create detailed profiles, and 9 out of 10 respondents fear online data may be used to make a decision about them. While 55% of Canadians trust the government with their privacy, only 38% felt the same way about businesses. On the topic of businesses, 86% of citizens said the only instance when organizations should share their personal data is to provide them with a service.
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