Kaspersky Lab specialists interviewed Russians and found out how they feel about digital surveillance of their romantic partners.
57% of those surveyed called it unacceptable. But 43% do not think so. Among those Russians who say surveillance is acceptable, there are several reasons to justify this action. 63% of those surveyed said they would monitor partners for security reasons. 60% answered that they would do it if they suspected treason. 42% said they would follow their partner because of suspicion of illegal activity.
At the same time, 28% of respondents are worried that their partner can follow them. 54% worry that a loved one could previously or now monitor all their actions on social networks, 51% are afraid that a partner might ask for full access to a smartphone or read their text messages (45%).