Post-PRISM, More than 80% of Americans Believe Their Personal Information is Still Under Surveillance by U.S. Government and Corporations
New York – May 27, 2014 – Exactly one year after Edward Snowden’s unveiling of the NSA’s PRISM program, new research from Tresorit, the end-to-end encrypted secure cloud storage and collaboration provider, finds that more than half (55%) of Americans believe Snowden was right to expose PRISM, the National Security Administration’s (NSAs) infamous surveillance data program. In an effort to uncover American opinions on cyber security and privacy, Tresorit commissioned third-party firm YouGov to poll Americans on the safety and security of their private information online – finding that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe their personal information is still being analyzed by the U.S. government (82%) as well as corporations for business purposes (81%).
“In a post-Snowden world, it’s clear that consumer confidence regarding their private, online documents is extremely low,” said Istvan Lam, CEO of Tresorit. “In fact, almost exactly one year after Snowden’s uncovering of the PRISM program, there has still been no real progress towards achieving real security for consumer and corporate information. Enterprises who want to ‘win back’ the consumer can and must do more when it comes to securing private information – especially in the cloud.”