Indonesian millennial awareness to privacy and personal data protection on the internet

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The internet is the daily consumption of millennials. Since all form of privacy violation on the internet is detrimental. Millennials awareness to protect the privacy and personal data on the internet is fundamental. This study aims to see what awareness of Indonesia’s millennial related to protect their privacy and personal data, including what personal data that is concerned; how internet behaviour related to privacy and personal data, and how to response of privacy invasion on internet. This study uses a quantitative approach. The data collection method used is an online questionnaire. The analytical method used is descriptive analysis. The results of this study indicate that the millennials consider personal data that is closely related to family and their owns have to be protected. Millennials also show suspicious behaviour regarding their personal data on the internet and found that all forms of violation of privacy and personal data are disturbing and offensive. Millennials thought technical capability on the internet is essential to minimise the risk of privacy violation on the internet, and millennials tend trust in their own abilities than relying on the government. This research is open to being developed further, among others by looking at and measuring the competence of millennials and what factors determine the success of protecting privacy and personal data on the internet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalDESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Awareness
  • Data protection
  • Information security
  • Personal data
  • Personal information
  • Privacy


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