Data Privacy Day: Perceptions study

Consumers & HR/Recruiters
Prepared for: Trustworthy Computing Group, Microsoft
Prepar...
Table of Contents

   Executive Summary                                   3
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As we look at the findings of the study, three main points emerge:
    The impact of online reputation o...
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As job seekers worldwide struggle to find employment, understanding h...
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       Recruiters typically conduct deeper searches than most c...
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       Good online reputations matter to recruiters
       Most...
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       Survey respondents are concerned about having their online r...
The impact of online reputation on personal life…contd
       The impact to online reputations by content created via mobi...
Online Reputation Management (ORM)
      More than half of the US consumers responding are concerned about their online re...
Online reputation management
       French respondents are the most likely to report always taking steps to keep their per...
Separation of personal and professional online profiles: Steps taken
       Restricting access and not sharing the sites t...
Online reputation management – Common steps consumers take to protect
themselves
       Doing a self search and using priv...
Online reputation management - Extent of control on online
reputation
    While the clear majority of consumers responding...
Online reputation management - Responsibility for protecting online
information
    The most common viewpoint among consum...
Appendix




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Detailed Findings: Consumer Segment

   Internet Usage
   Online Reputation & its impact on Personal Life
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Internet Usage




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Internet usage
       Worldwide, the majority of the users surveyed (68%) are avid internet users (more than 10 hrs per we...
Types of web sites accessed…personal use
        For personal use, classifieds/auction sites and social networking sites s...
Types of web sites accessed…professional use
       The clear majority of respondents in each country stated that they are...
Frequency of usage…personal
         Social networking sites followed by personal websites seem to be the most frequently ...
Frequency of usage…professional
         Among those who use professional/business networking sites for professional purpo...
Edit or post content
       While 55% of those surveyed worldwide post or edit content into websites, across markets, it’s...
Considering own reputation
       Most people consider their own online reputation while posting content, although women a...
Considering others reputation
       Although people consider other people's online reputation too while posting content, ...
Posting content via mobile applications
       A vast majority of US, UK and German consumers responding do not use any mo...
Posting content by children
       German parents responding are the least likely to report that their children post conte...
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Threats to online reputation
       Most consumers surveyed seem to be more concerned about their online reputation being ...
Threat from mobile devices
       US consumers are not concerned about their online reputation being damaged by content ca...
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Threat to children’s future…contd
       Most of the parents say that their children post content about themselves online ...
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Impact on job application
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This research examines the expanding role of online reputation in both professional and
personal lives. It studies how recruiters and HR professionals use online reputational
information in their candidate review processes, and how consumers feel about this use of their information. It investigates the steps consumers take to monitor and protect their online reputation.

Study commissioned by Microsoft and made available for Data Privacy Day, January 28, 2010.

Published in: Career, Technology, Business

Online Reputation in a Connected World

  1. 1. Data Privacy Day: Perceptions study Consumers & HR/Recruiters Prepared for: Trustworthy Computing Group, Microsoft Prepared by: Cross-Tab Marketing Services January 2010
  2. 2. Table of Contents Executive Summary 3 Key Findings 4 Appendix – Detailed Findings : Consumer Segment 19 – Detailed Findings : HR/Recruiter Segment 60 Microsoft Confidential 2
  3. 3. Executive Summary As we look at the findings of the study, three main points emerge: The impact of online reputation on professional life – Nationality plays key role in determining whether online content will harm reputations – Companies have formal policies for checking online reputational data, but male recruiters are more likely to check - except in France – Recruiters typically conduct deeper searches than most consumers are aware of, and feel justified in doing so – Not all online content is true – but candidates may be rejected nonetheless – Recruiters say they tell candidates if online content factored into their rejection, but consumers do not seem to be hearing it – Good online reputations matter to recruiters The impact of online reputation on personal life – Online reputations matter when trying to meet people socially, but the extent to which it matters is closely tied to age – Survey respondents are concerned about having their online reputations abused to steal their identities, target them for scams, or become a victim of defamation, harassment or bullying – The impact to online reputations by content created via mobile devices is an area of concern for consumers What people do to manage their online reputation – Consumers take steps to keep a divide between personal and professional identities. – Most respondents use measures to protect and manage their online reputation. – Consumers apply both proactive and reactive methods of reputation management. – Respondents are divided about their ability to manage their online reputation and on ownership of issues. Microsoft Confidential 3
  4. 4. Key Findings Microsoft Confidential 4
  5. 5. The impact of online reputation on professional life As job seekers worldwide struggle to find employment, understanding how information posted online can affect their chances for employment are critical. Only a little over one third of the consumers surveyed are concerned that their online reputation might impact their chances of getting a job or admission into a college in the future whereas most of the HR/Recruiters surveyed admit that they review online reputational information while evaluating a candidate Interestingly, consumer respondents in the US and the UK expressed the least concern, however this is where HR and Recruitment professionals are most likely to review online information about candidates. Consumers HR/Recruiters Very concerned Somewhat concerned All the time Most of the time Sometimes Not very concerned Not at all concerned Rarely Never Don’t know Don’t know 10% 11% 9% 10% 9% 9% 18% 20% 25% 25% 22% 26% 27% 14% 38% 44% 22% 27% 22% 28% 28% 37% 28% 34% 26% 35% 27% 18% 22% 39% 23% 30% 37% 9% 24% 10% 19% 9% 29% 5% 16% 10% 14% 7% 6% 10% 6% 5% 6% 6% 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% WW US UK Germany France WW US UK Germany France Q18. How concerned are you that your online reputation may Impact Q6. Do you review online reputational information about candidates when your ability to get a job/be admitted into college in the future? evaluating them for a potential job / college admission? Microsoft Confidential 5
  6. 6. The impact of online reputation on professional life…contd HR/Recruiters surveyed also reveal that in the These HR/Recruiters from the two countries US and also in the UK, to a large extent, this above also mention that they have rejected a practice is part of their organization’s formal candidate based on such reputational hiring process. information. – While a majority of those surveyed in the US (75%) as well as nearly half of those surveyed in the UK (48%) state this as part of their organization’s formal hiring process, very few state this as the case in Germany & France. However, in both US and Germany, HR/Recruiters surveyed admit that they review online reputational information irrespective of the above fact. 70% % of recruiters who have rejected candidates based on 79% Part of Corp Policy information found online 75% VS. Recuiters reviewing reputational info % of consumers who think online information affected their job 59% search 48% 47% 41% Recruiters Consumers 21% 21% 23% 16% 13% 14% 9% 10% 7% US UK Germany France US UK German French Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 6
  7. 7. The impact of online reputation on professional life…contd Recruiters typically conduct deeper searches than most consumers are aware of, and feel justified in doing so The chart below highlights the distinction between the proportion of recruiters using certain sites to review online information about candidates and the proportion of consumers (worldwide) who feel it is appropriate for them to do so. – The key distinction here is that almost twice as many recruiters review social networking sites than consumers feel it is appropriate to do so. Virtual world sites 16% 18% Online gaming sites 14% 18% Classifieds/Auction sites 14% 20% Social networking sites 62% 35% Professional/Business networking sites 52% Recruiters 53% 44% Consumer Personal websites 39% Photo/Video sharing sites 35% 30% Blogs 31% 30% Online forums/communities 25% 29% News sharing sites 25% 30% % of recruiters (WW) who are reviewing specific sites online VS. % of consumers (WW) who feel it is appropriate for recruiters to review such sites Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 7
  8. 8. The impact of online reputation on professional life…contd Good online reputations matter to recruiters Most of the HR/Recruiters surveyed in all the four countries (UK: 65%, Germany: 71%, France: 48%), more so in the US (86%), admit that a positive online reputation has a definite impact on a candidate’s application. 5% 15% 22% 19% 48% 43% To a great extent 46% 56% 46% To some extent A little 31% 38% Not at all 21% 24% Don’t know 20% 16% 10% 8% 7% 6% 3% 1% 4% 4% 3% 2% WW US UK Germany France Q18. To what extent do you feel that a positive online reputation impacts a candidate’s application? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 8
  9. 9. The impact of online reputation on personal life Most of those surveyed do not believe that there has been any positive or negative impact on their chances of getting a job or getting admission in a college, because of their online reputation. Online reputations matter when trying to meet people socially, but the extent to which it matters is closely tied to age – There is a predictable decline in the importance of this information by age. Presumably, this is due to three age related factors: older users are likely to have placed less information about themselves online, are less likely to post content about themselves that could be seen as detrimental, and are less likely to be actively trying to expand their social networks. 16% 17% 22% 24% 29% 38% Don’t know/Not applicable 47% 52% No 56% 61% Yes 46% 36% 26% 20% 11% 18-24 25-30 31-40 41-50 50+ Q19. Meet people - Do you believe that your online reputation has ever helped you: Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 9
  10. 10. The impact of online reputation on personal life…contd Survey respondents are concerned about having their online reputations abused to steal their identities, target them for scams, or become a victim of defamation, harassment or bullying – Most of those surveyed (79%) believe that they have at least some control over their online reputation. This feeling of control is probably a manifestation of the fact that most of those consumers surveyed (53%) keep their personal and professional online profiles separate, mainly by restricting access or using multiple user profiles. – These actions are probably the reason behind the concern about their online reputation being used for identity theft (56%) or scams (55%). 56% 59% To steal your identity 60% 54% 50% 55% 54% To scam you 55% 61% 51% WW 37% 31% US To harass you 30% 55% 32% UK 35% 31% Germany To defame you 30% 46% 34% France 30% 27% Cyber-bullying 27% 43% 22% Q10. How concerned are you about the possibility that your online reputation may be used for the following purposes: Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 10
  11. 11. The impact of online reputation on personal life…contd The impact to online reputations by content created via mobile devices is an area of some concern for consumers – However, US consumers are the least concerned about their online reputation being damaged by content captured by someone else's mobile device. German consumers seem to be a little more concerned than the consumers from other markets about this 6% 10% 12% 10% 14% 25% 25% 18% 24% 32% Very concerned 27% 27% Somewhat 30% 42% concerned 26% Not very concerned Not at all 31% 28% concerned 25% 20% 22% Don’t know 9% 11% 11% 8% 5% WW US UK Germany France Q12. How concerned are you that your online reputation may be harmed by content captured via someone else’s cell phone or mobile device? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 11
  12. 12. Online Reputation Management (ORM) More than half of the US consumers responding are concerned about their online reputation. However French consumers do not seem to be as concerned as their US counterparts. This can be attributed to less dependence on online reputational information by HR professionals and proactive management by French respondents. Use of online reputational information by HR professionals in various countries 9% WW US UK Germany France I am very concerned 17% 18% 15% about my online 24% reputation 52% 79% 47% 57% 23% 24% I am somewhat concerned about my 28% 31% 32% online reputation 27% Extent of concern Steps taken for ORM 84% I am not very 77% concerned about my 35% 67% online reputation 26% 62% 18% 20% 28% I am not at all 51% concerned about my 49% 47% online reputation Don’t know 22% 24% 24% 12% 29% 33% 12% 7% 7% 7% 3% WW US UK Germany France US UK Germany France Q1.Which of the following statements best describes how you think about your online reputation: Microsoft Confidential 12
  13. 13. Online reputation management French respondents are the most likely to report always taking steps to keep their personal and professional online profiles separate 48% 47% 53% 53% 61% Yes, always 25% Yes, in some 26% 25% instances 26% No 25% 26% 28% 22% 21% 14% WW US UK Germany France (n=1222) (n=289) (n=291) (n=311) (n=331) Q7. Do you take steps to keep your personal and professional online profiles separate? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 13
  14. 14. Separation of personal and professional online profiles: Steps taken Restricting access and not sharing the sites they use in public, appear to be the most common steps taken by consumers to keep their personal and professional profiles separate. Interestingly, men are more likely to create multiple user profiles than women, at 50% vs. 38%. 50% Restrict who has 57% 53% Restrict who has 44% access to my sites 44% access to my sites 55% 46% 44% Use multiple user 38% 35% Use multiple user 50% profiles 56% profiles 38% 45% 38% Don’t publicly share 43% 36% WW Don’t publicly share 31% which sites I use 37% (n=953) 35% which sites I use 43% US 34% Male Keep all or some of 31% (n=228) Keep all or some of my user profiles 35% 37% 34% UK my user profiles anonymous 35% 31% (n=216) anonymous 2% 4% German Female Others 2% y 2% 1% (n=224) Others 1% 2% Q8. Which of the following steps do you take to keep your personal and professional online reputations separate? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 14
  15. 15. Online reputation management – Common steps consumers take to protect themselves Doing a self search and using privacy settings to restrict access to profiles are common steps taken by respondents in the last 6 months to manage their online reputation. Other than a self-search, respondents in the 40+ age group are not likely to have taken any other steps to manage their online reputation in the past six months. French and German consumers also seem to employ more discretion about posting specific content online. Contd.. 48% Used the alert feature provided 11% 42% by some websites that 13% Searched my own name using a 36% automatically notifies me of any 8% search engine 59% 16% new mention of my name or 56% 8% other personal information 37% 11% 35% 19% Decided not to post specific 26% Checked my credit report 10% text, photos or video online 41% 5% 43% Used privacy settings on social 34% Contacted a web site owner or 4% 37% 5% networking sites that determine administrator and asked them to 31% 4% who can access and respond to 30% remove unflattering or untrue 4% my content 37% content 4% Checked to see what other 20% 2% people say about me on 19% 3% Employed an online reputation websites/gaming 17% 2% 21% management company 4% communities/blogs/online 22% auction & classifieds sites etc. WW (n=1345) US (n=335) UK (n=333) Germany (n=334) France (n=343) Q9. In the last six months, which of the following steps (if any) have you taken to manage your online reputation? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 15
  16. 16. Online reputation management - Extent of control on online reputation While the clear majority of consumers responding in each country feel they have at least some control over their online reputation, US respondents are the most likely to feel they have a lot of control. 14% 28% 27% 31% 40% 62% A lot of control 50% Some control 51% 50% No control 43% Don’t know 12% 12% 9% 19% 6% 9% 10% 11% 11% 5% WW US UK Germany France Q2. How much control do you think you have over your online reputation? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 16
  17. 17. Online reputation management - Responsibility for protecting online information The most common viewpoint among consumer respondents from each of the European countries is that the responsibility for protecting their online reputation lies between the individual and the website. US respondents are most likely to believe the responsibility lies entirely with the individual. Responsibility 36% 31% resides entirely with 39% 42% the individual 48% Responsibility is shared between the individual and the webs Responsibility 46% 55% resides with the 47% 44% website owners 42% Don’t know 4% 4% 5% 2% 7% 14% 9% 8% 9% 6% WW US UK Germany France (n=1345) (n=335) (n=333) (n=334) (n=343) Q22. Where do you believe responsibility resides in protecting an individual’s online reputation? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 17
  18. 18. Appendix Microsoft Confidential 18
  19. 19. Detailed Findings: Consumer Segment Internet Usage Online Reputation & its impact on Personal Life Online Reputation & its impact on Education/Employment Online Reputation Management Demographics Microsoft Confidential 19
  20. 20. Internet Usage Microsoft Confidential 20
  21. 21. Internet usage Worldwide, the majority of the users surveyed (68%) are avid internet users (more than 10 hrs per week for personal use) 27% 32% 33% 32% 36% 4 to 10 hours More than 10 hours 73% 68% 67% 68% 64% WW US UK Germany France (n=1345) (n=335) (n=333) (n=334) (n=343) S3. About how many hours per week do you spend using the Internet for personal use [outside of work use]? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) Microsoft Confidential 21
  22. 22. Types of web sites accessed…personal use For personal use, classifieds/auction sites and social networking sites seem to be the most visited across segments amongst those surveyed Contd.. 67% 32% 55% 27% Classifieds/auction sites 64% Personal websites 27% 73% 43% 75% 30% 66% 31% 64% 28% Social networking sites 63% Blogs 24% 62% 37% 75% 34% 45% 26% 44% 24% Photo/Video sharing sites 47% News sharing sites 21% 40% 44% 49% 17% 43% 17% 42% 15% Online gaming sites 32% Virtual world sites 15% 47% 23% 52% 16% 41% 15% 29% Professional/Business networking 14% Online forums/Communities 35% 13% 54% sites 18% 45% 16% WW (n=1345) US (n=335) UK (n=333) Germany (n=334) France (n=343) Q3A. Which, if any, of the following types of websites do you access for your own personal and/or professional use? - Personal Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) Microsoft Confidential 22
  23. 23. Types of web sites accessed…professional use The clear majority of respondents in each country stated that they aren’t using any of these site for professional purposes. 18% of respondents worldwide use professional networking sites. Contd.. 18% 6% Professional/Business 15% 5% 11% Personal websites 5% networking sites 20% 7% 24% 8% 8% 3% 10% 4% Classifieds/auction sites 5% Photo/Video sharing sites 2% 9% 3% 8% 3% 8% 2% 8% 3% Online forums/Communities 6% Virtual world sites 2% 10% 3% 7% 1% 7% 2% 7% 2% News sharing sites 3% Online gaming sites 2% 11% 3% 8% 3% 7% 65% 7% 69% Social networking sites 5% None of these 77% 6% 61% 8% 54% 6% 6% Blogs 6% 9% 4% WW (n=1345) US (n=335) UK (n=333) Germany (n=334) France (n=343) Q3B. Which, if any, of the following types of websites do you access for your own personal and/or professional use? - Professional Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) Microsoft Confidential 23
  24. 24. Frequency of usage…personal Social networking sites followed by personal websites seem to be the most frequently visited sites with more than half of US consumers surveyed accessing such sites at least once a day or more Contd.. 58% 37% Social networking 62% 44% 61% Blogs 25% sites 51% 40% 58% 36% 48% 35% 46% Professional / 43% News sharing 48% Business 24% sites 54% 38% 38% networking sites 33% 43% 30% 51% 37% Personal websites 38% Virtual world sites 29% 40% 33% 47% 23% 42% 27% Online forums / 42% Classifieds / 26% 41% 27% Communities 45% auction sites 31% 41% 23% 39% 25% Online gaming 48% Photo/Video 32% 35% 22% sites 33% sharing sites 26% 41% 20% WW US UK Germany France Q4. How frequently do you use following websites – Personal Base: Once a day + More than once a day Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 24
  25. 25. Frequency of usage…professional Among those who use professional/business networking sites for professional purposes, around half do so at least once a day. Contd.. 63% 42% Social networking 72% 30% 61% Virtual world sites 29% sites 62% 55% 58% 60% 56% 41% 100% 43% Online gaming sites 33% Blogs 53% 40% 47% 60% 13% 49% 41% Professional/Business 44% Classifieds/auction 40% 56% 28% networking sites 42% sites 43% 56% 48% 46% 34% 36% Professional / 32% News sharing sites 67% Business 32% 62% 40% 29% networking sites 32% 45% 26% Online 42% Photo/Video 33% 26% 25% forums/Communities 57% sharing sites 20% 46% 22% WW US UK Germany France Q4. How frequently do you use following websites - Professional Base: Once a day + More than once a day Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 25
  26. 26. Edit or post content While 55% of those surveyed worldwide post or edit content into websites, across markets, it’s mostly those below 40 years of age that do so 51% 55% 58% 57% 55% Yes No 49% 45% 42% 43% 45% WW US UK Germany France (n=1222) (n=289) (n=291) (n=311) (n=331) Q5. Do you edit or post content (such as text, photo’s, video’s etc). to websites? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 26
  27. 27. Considering own reputation Most people consider their own online reputation while posting content, although women are more inclined to do so all the time than men (42% vs. 30%) 33% 32% 37% 35% 47% All the time Most of the time 24% Sometimes 34% 29% 36% 20% Rarely Never 24% 21% Don’t know 18% 20% 21% 8% 7% 8% 8% 4% 5% 4% 7% 2% 4% 5% 6% 3% 2% WW US UK Germany France (n=676) (n=168) (n=165) (n=160) (n=183) Q6. When you edit or post content such as text, video or photos to websites, do you consider: Your own online reputation Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 27
  28. 28. Considering others reputation Although people consider other people's online reputation too while posting content, here again, women are more inclined to do so all the time than men (32% vs. 19%) 22% 23% 26% 27% 32% 22% All the time 27% 33% 20% Most of the time 34% Sometimes 24% Rarely 24% 26% 23% Never 22% Don’t know 15% 11% 12% 10% 12% 9% 8% 6% 6% 4% 5% 6% 6% 7% WW US UK Germany France (n=676) (n=168) (n=165) (n=160) (n=183) Q6. When you edit or post content such as text, video or photos to websites, do you consider: Other people’s online reputation Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 28
  29. 29. Posting content via mobile applications A vast majority of US, UK and German consumers responding do not use any mobile device to edit or post content online. However, more than half the French respondents reported using a mobile device to post content online 28% 35% 32% 38% 54% Yes No 72% 65% 68% 62% 46% WW US UK Germany France (n=676) (n=168) (n=165) (n=160) (n=183) Q11. Do you use a cell phone or mobile device to edit or post content such as text, video, photo’s etc. to websites? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 29
  30. 30. Posting content by children German parents responding are the least likely to report that their children post content about themselves online. This is a more common practice among children of respondents from each of the other countries. 39% 48% 52% 64% 66% Yes No Don’t know 49% 39% 39% 34% 30% 12% 13% 9% 2% 4% WW US UK Germany France (n=335) (n=61) (n=70) (n=94) (n=110) Q13. Do your children post content (such as text, video or pictures) about themselves online (e.g. to social networking sites, video/photo sharing sites, blogs etc.)? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 30
  31. 31. Online Reputation and its impact on Personal Life Microsoft Confidential 31
  32. 32. Threats to online reputation Most consumers surveyed seem to be more concerned about their online reputation being used for identity theft and online scams than anything else. 56% 59% To steal your identity 60% 54% 50% 55% 54% To scam you 55% 61% 51% WW (n=1345) 37% 31% US (n=335) To harass you 30% 55% 32% UK (n=333) 35% 31% Germany (n=334) To defame you 30% 46% 34% France (n=343) 30% 27% Cyber-bullying 27% 43% 22% Q10. How concerned are you about the possibility that your online reputation may be used for the following purposes: Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 32
  33. 33. Threat from mobile devices US consumers are not concerned about their online reputation being damaged by content captured by someone else's mobile device. German consumers seem to be a little more concerned than the consumers from other markets about this. 6% 10% 12% 10% 14% 25% 25% 18% 24% 32% Very concerned 27% 27% Somewhat 30% 42% concerned 26% Not very concerned Not at all 31% 28% concerned 25% 20% 22% Don’t know 9% 11% 11% 8% 5% WW US UK Germany France (n=1345) (n=335) (n=333) (n=334) (n=343) Q12. How concerned are you that your online reputation may be harmed by content captured via someone else’s cell phone or mobile device? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 33
  34. 34. Threat to children’s future * Not asked in Germany Around half of those responding who reported that their children post content about themselves online, went on to state that they believe their child’s online reputation may impact their future employment or school/college chances. 45% 51% 50% 59% Yes No 47% 41% 41% 31% 9% 10% 9% 8% WW US UK France (n=138) (n=39) (n=46) (n=53) Q14. Do you believe that your children's online reputation may impact their future chances of being accepted into a school or college? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 34
  35. 35. Threat to children’s future…contd Most of the parents say that their children post content about themselves online and they also believe that their children's online reputation would affect their future chances of being accepted into a school or college as well as being hired for a job. While this is the case across markets, the French consumers, especially women, are not so convinced that there will be any effect on school/college admissions. 46% 52% 54% 51% 59% Yes No 39% Don’t know 34% 34% 33% 30% 14% 13% 15% 15% 11% WW US UK Germany France (n=175) (n=39) (n=46) (n=37) (n=53) Q14. Do you believe that your children's online reputation may impact their future chances of being hired for a job? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 35
  36. 36. Online Reputation and its impact on Education/Employment Opportunities Microsoft Confidential 36
  37. 37. Impact on job application Most consumers surveyed believe that online reputational information is at least occasionally used for making hiring decisions. This is especially true in Germany, where 89% believe this to be the case. 20% 29% 30% 31% 37% 33% Frequently 43% 41% 46% Occasionally 19% Never 52% Don’t know 13% 13% 28% 16% 14% 16% 5% 6% 7% WW US UK Germany France (n=1345) (n=335) (n=333) (n=334) (n=343) Q15. To what extent do you think online reputational information is used to make decisions on hiring a candidate for a job? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 37
  38. 38. Impact on college admissions * Not asked in Germany Almost a quarter of US consumers surveyed believe that online reputational information is frequently used to make decisions on college admissions. This proportion is notably lower in both the UK and France. 9% 15% 13% 23% 29% 39% 35% 38% Frequently 26% Occasionally 27% Never 36% 18% Don’t know 32% 23% 21% 15% WW US UK France (n=1011) (n=335) (n=333) (n=343) Q15. To what extent do you think online reputational information is used to make decisions on admitting a student into a college? Source: Online Reputation study (for Data Privacy Day) *Un-weighted data Microsoft Confidential 38

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