According to a new survey, the majority of tech platforms (52%) are responsible for some sort of data collection and monitoring.
While most respondents (63%) indicated that they use social networks, the survey found that 43% of respondents used email and social media platforms to manage their online activities.
Only 9% of the surveyed respondents indicated that all online activity is tracked.
This is not the first time that the internet has been used to track online activity.
In February 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Google and Facebook for allegedly violating FTC privacy laws, alleging that they were violating their users’ privacy rights by monitoring their online activity without their consent.
In August 2016, the FCC launched an investigation into Facebook, Google, and Twitter, alleging they were not protecting users’ online rights.