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More than 1 in 4 (26%) Pakistanis say they do not trust WhatsApp at all to keep their personal data private

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Islamabad, 06 February, 2020

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 26% Pakistanis say they do not trust WhatsApp at all to keep their personal data private.

A representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “How much do you trust WhatsApp to keep your personal data private?In response, 18% said they trust WhatsApp very much, 21% said they somewhat trust, 18% said they somewhat distrust, 26% said they do not trust WhatsApp at all and 17% did not know/did not wish to respond.

Urban/Rural Breakdown: Significantly higher proportion of urban residents claim to trust WhatsApp to keep their personal data private as compared to those in rural Pakistan

Among urban respondents, 51% said they trust WhatsApp to keep their data private as opposed to a lower 33% rural residents that trusted WhatsApp. Therefore, a significantly higher proportion of urban residents claim to trust WhatsApp as compared to those in rural Pakistan.

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