What’s worse than your mom seeing your web history? The NSA, Google

While the federal government and your significant other may have very different interests in scouring your personal data, the potential privacy breach is troublesome in both cases. With data security and government surveillance perpetually in the news, we at Survata decided to gauge public concern about data snooping in various forms. To evaluate this, we polled over 2,500 respondents with two surveys — one gauging concern with the NSA and a corporation like Google gaining access to personal data, and one with bosses, significant others, and parents. Overall, the results show respondents were most concerned by a company like Google gaining this access, as shown by the average level of concern: