Internet users worldwide are becoming more worried about their privacy online and many question the protections offered by Internet and social media companies, a new United Nations survey has found.
Internet user growth is booming and with more people than ever purchasing goods and services online, protecting their privacy must be a top priority, the United Nations has said.
The potential for growth in developing countries is enormous and the internet could make this a reality, UN trade agency UNCTAD, said on Tuesday.
Online commerce is a relatively young industry and yet it is already worth more than US$ 16 trillion globally.
It could also be a major boost for least-developed countries, if handled correctly, UN experts believe.