Google helps Hong Kongers stay safer online
- Google Hong Kong’s online safety survey showed a majority (96%) of those who have experienced a data breach or know someone who has, persists with poor password practices. 75% will change their password immediately in the face of a potential data breach
- The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), a local NGO supported by Google.org, has made progressive efforts to promote digital and media literacy among Hong Kongers
- Google Hong Kong’s Smarter Digital City Internet Safety Ambassadors Program debuted, featuring YouTube creator POMATO
- Now available in Traditional Chinese, Google Safety Center provides Hong Kongers with a hub of online safety tips and resources
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 24 November 2022 – Online safety and digital literacy are essential in today’s highly connected world. A recent online safety survey, commissioned by Google Hong Kong and conducted by YouGov, showed that 3 in 5 (58%, up from 54% in 2021) internet users in Hong Kong had experienced a personal data breach or knew someone who had. It’s worrying that despite the majority (96%) of those being surveyed have experienced a data breach or know someone who has, they still persist with poor password practices.