Jeff Lagerquist, CTVNews.ca:

In the wake of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, Canadians showed more interest in deleting their profiles from the social network than many global peers, according to a study by a U.K.-based virtual private network comparison site.

Top10VPN.com analyzed web searches about removing Facebook accounts in 255 locations in 17 countries in March. The figures in Canada showed a 175 per cent surge that month, compared to the average of previous months.

Backlash against the social media giant was more pronounced in Canada than the U.S. (132 per cent), the U.K. (101 per cent), Australia (95 per cent), the Netherlands (61 per cent), India (50 per cent) and Germany (47 per cent).