UK Internet access continues inequalities for old and poor

The British public does not trust online demands for personal information even from government.  A survey out today shows that only 37% of the public are happy to provide personal information to government.  And it’s less for banks and shops: 34% and 30% respectively.

The public does not trust government, banks or shops with personal data online
The public does not trust government, banks or shops with personal data online

The figures also show how Internet access is unequal by class and age.   74% of C2DEs have Internet access compared with 91% of ABC1s.   That’s a big gap.

The gap is even wider for age: 51% of those over 65 have Internet access compared with 91% under that age.

The poor and the old get less access
The poor and the old get less access

The government wants to make all government services digital.  But how can it when  so many of those over 65 and in the C2DE classes who use most public services don’t have access?

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