Friday 20 April 2018

Millennials more embarrassed by bank statements than browsing history

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

People in their late twenties and early thirties of the 'Millennial' generation would be more embarrassed if their bank statements were shared online than their private selfies, a new survey from Trustev has found.

The millennial surveyed voted their spending habits as their most embarrassing information, beating out Snapchat selfies, their phone's entire camera roll and their browsing history.

Over 28% of those surveyed said they would be "mortified" if their bank statements were to be leaked online, compared to 19 per cent for browsing history and 11 per cent for Snapchat.

However, the respondents voted banks as the institutions they most trusted to keep their data safe.

When asked which companies they trust to keep their data safe and secure, millennial ranked their bank first, followed by Amazon (80%), Google (71%), Apple (66%) and Microsoft (63%).

90% of millennial don't trust Tinder to keep their data safe 

The survey also found that millennials said they would be more comfortable showing a potential employer their Facebook page than their LinkedIn.

Trustev surveyed 593 people between 18 and 34.

Trustev is an Irish online identity verification and payment fraud prevention company.

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