50% of US Netizens Post Pictures of Others to Facebook and Other Websites without Permission

  50% of US Netizens Post Pictures of Others to Facebook and Other Websites
                              without Permission

PR Newswire

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, December 4, 2012

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, December 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

A survey by Yasni shows that data protection already fails within people's
personal social network.

Wrong and negative information on the net damages good reputation and career -
the Internet never forgets anything. A survey by the people search engine
Yasni (http://www.yasni.com/) shows the difficulty of controlling the
distribution of one's own pictures online. Thus, 50% of US netizens have
published photos of other people without their permission. In particular
photos of friends - more than one in four respondents (27%) claimed to have
done this before.

Parents circulate pictures of their kids. Altogether 10% of the respondents
published shots of their children. Further results of the survey, which
included more than 3,000 Internet users, shows that 6% of netizens have either
published photos of their colleagues or strangers on the net.

"Friends, parents, colleagues: the survey clearly shows that data protection
already fails within the social environment in the age of the Internet. The
distribution of one's own photos on the net is beyond our complete and
personal control", comments Steffen Rühl, CEO of Yasni. For netizens, he
recommends a regular monitoring to find out the sources of photos that are
published without permission.

Here are the results of the survey in detail:

Yasni asked over 3,000 Internet users in the United States whether they had
ever published photographs of other people on the net without their consent?

27%: of my friends.
10%: of my children.
6%: of my colleagues.
6%: of strangers.
51%: never.

About Yasni

With the search engine Yasni, everyone can find the right expert to keywords
such as company, profession, location as well as all background information on
people over the Internet. Providers of services can actively present their
information and abilities with afree Exposé in search results lists. With 50
million page impressions per month, Yasni is the mostly used website for
people searches and reputation management.

Press contact:
yasni GmbH
Lyoner Str. 14
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Florian Schütz
Manager Social Media & PR
Mail: press@yasni.com
Fon: +49-177-238-2665
Web: http://www.yasni.com/

SOURCE yasni GmbH
 
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