The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way consumers shop online, the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, said on Thursday, announcing results of a survey of some 3,700 consumers across nine countries.
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.